Found at my grandparents’ house: a 1910 article on Tesla’s latest work — to create artificial 24hr sunlight, the world over!
“He proposes to create an artificial aurora borealis which will diffuse light over miles and miles of the earth’s surface, converting night into day and ending the age-long alternation between sunshine and shadow.”
I think Edison may have won this round by powering cities and office buildings — about as close to perpetual light as we can tolerate.
What a find. Wow.
Unusual Sculptures of People and Skeletons Chiseled from Wood by Yoshitoshi Kanemaki
Japanese sculptor Yoshitoshi Kanemaki chisels these life-sized figurative sculptures out of giant pieces of camphor wood, a kind of evergreen. The strange pieces frequently involve two or more characters merged into a single form, which could been interpreted as commentary on mortality, or multiple personalities/perspectives.
Wood sculptures will get you.
Love this. So much.