Naturalista y Curiosa

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I'm Geraldine Mac Kinnon, visual artist and naturalist from Chile and this is where I put whatever I like to share related to my work and personal taste.
My website is www.minaturalismo.com

¡Naturalista y Curiosa cumple 2 años hoy!

¡Naturalista y Curiosa cumple 2 años hoy!

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— 3 months ago with 1 note
#tumblr birthday  #tumblr milestone 

Fragaria chilensis, Chilean strawberry,
Fuchsia magellanica, fucsia.
Geraldine MacKinnon, 2013.

— 4 months ago with 97 notes
#botanical  #botanical illustration  #art  #watercolour  #drawing  #plant 
My contribution to Casas Magazine, 8th aniversary, Chile.

My contribution to Casas Magazine, 8th aniversary, Chile.

— 4 months ago with 4 notes
#portada  #ilustration  #botanical  #scientific  #art  #design  #magazine  #revistacasas 

Not very good pics of “The Conversation”, a work I did at the 11th Media Arts Biennale, National Arts Museum, Santiago Chile. It’s on till Saturday 16th/11.

I did a research on the Chilean orchid Chloraea chrysatha and learned about mycorhizic relations and orchids from my country, 99% terrestrial. Here you can see all the colour tests and final work. I promise to bring you nice scans soon.

— 5 months ago with 16 notes
#botanical  #botanical illustration  #botany  #orchid  #bvam  #watercolour  #flower 

A video of my work “The Conversation”, an orchid study at the Media Artes Biennale, National Arts Museum, Santiago, Chile.

— 5 months ago with 2 notes
#botanical art  #artists on tumblr  #orchid 
jomobimo:

Plate IX, Illustrations of British mycology, London,1847-55.

jomobimo:

Plate IX, Illustrations of British mycology, London,1847-55.

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— 7 months ago with 162 notes
Philesia magellanica - Coicopihue
Versión nº3
Geraldine MacKinnon

Philesia magellanica - Coicopihue

Versión nº3

Geraldine MacKinnon

— 9 months ago with 38 notes
#botanical art  #botanical illustration  #botánica  #artists on tumblr 

Lapageria rosea bud and detail of Philesia magellanica.

Watercolour on paper, Geraldine MacKinnon 2013.

— 10 months ago with 52 notes
#botanical art  #botanical illustration  #artists on tumblr  #watercolour  #art 
ishida:

technohell:

Knitted mandrake.  Seriously want, lol.

ishida:

technohell:

Knitted mandrake.  Seriously want, lol.

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— 11 months ago with 426 notes
peace-love-whales:

cetaceancaitlin:

tank-commander:

This is not okay.

What’s not okay is this comparison.  Those elephants are most likely trained to do this behavior by physical force and extreme food deprivation. When is the last time in modern years (since more has been found out about the intelligence of cetaceans) that you’ve seen either of those things done to train orcas?  Oh, never? That’s because it doesn’t happen.  If these elephants are performing for any company I’m familiar with, they are abused on a daily basis.  Orcas are not.

But we’re using all of these animals for OUR entertainment. In both instances they don’t necessarily have a choice. They were plucked from their habitats, their homes, and forced to do this. Yes, the orcas are treated better than the elephants but that doesn’t mean that its right. 

peace-love-whales:

cetaceancaitlin:

tank-commander:

This is not okay.

What’s not okay is this comparison.  Those elephants are most likely trained to do this behavior by physical force and extreme food deprivation. When is the last time in modern years (since more has been found out about the intelligence of cetaceans) that you’ve seen either of those things done to train orcas?  Oh, never? That’s because it doesn’t happen.  If these elephants are performing for any company I’m familiar with, they are abused on a daily basis.  Orcas are not.

But we’re using all of these animals for OUR entertainment. In both instances they don’t necessarily have a choice. They were plucked from their habitats, their homes, and forced to do this. Yes, the orcas are treated better than the elephants but that doesn’t mean that its right. 

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— 11 months ago with 232 notes