Curiosity Cabinet

Three Things I’m Curious About This Week #6

This glass art by Lummi glass artist Dan Friday, which uses modern materials to interpret the traditional Sxwo’le (Reef Net) Anchor.

A roundish, yellow glass object with a hole hole through the top half. A twisted cedar rope is threaded through the hole.
Sxwo’le (Reef Net) Anchor Hand Blown Glass, Hand woven Cedar Rope. Photo by Dan Friday.

The black-and-yellow broadbill, which looks more like a cartoon drawing of a bird than an actual bird. This bird is native to Indonesia and Singapore.

A chubby bird with a bright blue bill, yellow eyes, black back and head, pink chest and yellow bars on its wings and tail.
Black-and-yellow broadbill by Francesco Veronesi, CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons

Ebru, an ancient Turkish art where intricate marbled designs are transferred to paper.

Ebru art from a demonstration at the American Islamic College.

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