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By Tara Donovan, these wonderful installation/sculptures, each one made out of one easily produced material are beautiful accumulative pieces of work that have such a huge effect on a empty gallery space. The towering columns are my favourites by far. 

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‘because the surfaces of my work do often shift and follow the perspective of the viewer, there is a perceptual movement that coincides with a person’s physical movement within the gallery space.’

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Fridolin, Pet Goat Kept at Nymphenburg by Queen Caroline of BavariaPlate 18 from Sammlung von 13 radirten Blättern von C. E. Hess, Peter Hess, Heinrich Hess, Carl Hess, Habenschaden, Lebschée und J. A. Klein, herausgegeben von Montmorillon, Kunsthändler in München 1842
Carl August Lebschée, German, 1800 - 1877. After Albrecht Adam, German, 1786 - 1867.
Geography:Made in Munich, Bavaria, Germany, Europe
Date:1826 (1842 edition) Medium:Etching and aquatint
Philadelphia Museum of Art

centuriespast:

Fridolin, Pet Goat Kept at Nymphenburg by Queen Caroline of Bavaria
Plate 18 from Sammlung von 13 radirten Blättern von C. E. Hess, Peter Hess, Heinrich Hess, Carl Hess, Habenschaden, Lebschée und J. A. Klein, herausgegeben von Montmorillon, Kunsthändler in München 1842

Carl August Lebschée, German, 1800 - 1877. After Albrecht Adam, German, 1786 - 1867.

Geography:
Made in Munich, Bavaria, Germany, Europe
Date:
1826 (1842 edition) Medium:
Etching and aquatint
Philadelphia Museum of Art

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At the yearly Rottnest Channel Swim in Western Australia, participants often smear their bodies with animal fat for insulation against the 70-degree water. But their own body fat also helps to keep them warm, like an extra layer of clothing beneath the skin. When scientists studied aspects of the event in 2006, they found that swimmers with a greater body mass index (BMI) appear to be at much lower risk of getting hypothermia.

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Under certain conditions, though, overweight people might feel colder than people of average weight. That’s because the brain combines two signals—the temperature inside the body and the temperature on the surface of the skin—to determine when it’s time to constrict blood vessels (which limits heat loss through the skin) and trigger shivering (which generates heat). And since subcutaneous fat traps heat, an obese person’s core will tend to remain warm while his or her skin cools down. According to Catherine O’Brien, a research physiologist with the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine, it’s possible that the lower skin temperature would give fatter people the sense of being colder overall. http://www.shop-orthopedics.com/ossur_custom_cti_knee_brace_p/b-11650001x.htm