02-25

02-25. Zargun #7.

“Mechanical Klee”

Beautiful but strange structure emerging on the last day of this series. I left  A.  Kolesov, C. Geiger & T. Armbruster resource data on the dynamic properties of a zargun (zircon) – almost untouched. A timeless representation of a 4 billion-year-old crystal. It also reminds me of some of the dreamy figures Paul Klee use to draw. 

02-25

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02-23

02-23. Zargun #5.

Same cell unit than yesterday, exposed to p:37.1 bar pressure this time. Is art sensitive to stress? So would glass, as in stained glass window – and glass is sand! 

Database resource by R. Hazen & L. Finger.

02-23

02-22

02-22. Zargun #4

The polyhedra in this image drew me in this Japanese origami paper folding arrangement. Don’t ask me why – privilege of art I guess! I sprinkled it with some real zircon (zargun) for good measure.

From a database resource by R Hazen & L. Finger: Crystal structure and compressibility of zircon at high pressure; p:28.9 kbar.

02-22

02-20

02-20. Zargun #2.

Crystal structure and compressibility of zircon (zargun) at high pressure.

Science and Nature are inspiring in many more ways than one! From a database resource by R. Hazen & L. Finger.

02-20

02-19

02-19. Zargun #1.

Week 8, from chrysoberyl to (zargun) – the oldest mineral on earth! More background information, the second week of January.

First big mistake of the project. I already did a (zargun- zircon) the second week of January. I caught with the mishap only March – too late to change the blog structure!

I guess credits go to the UofA extensive resource library and the VESTA program that allows me to investigate so many possible outcomes.  I didn’t even notice the similarities with the previous series!

I could have removed this entire week or keep it as is – I decided to keep it as is – with a different name this time to separate the two series. Zargun it will be. It is the ancient Persian name for zircon. The gold-hued one – a fitting tribute to the oldest mineral on the planet.

This first visualization is made after a database resource by B. Kolesov, C. Geiger, and T. Armbruster.

02-19