Silentium

Silentium / 2012 / Terry Long

As an artist, I am fascinated by design, and the incredible designs found in nature. Wilson Bentley, a self taught farmer from Vermont, USA, was  the first person to photograph a snow crystal (snowflake) in 1885, and spent the rest of his life recording them. According to Bentley, no two are alike! His book “Snow Crystals” contains 2,400, and yes, no two are alike. Bentley photographed about 5000 snowflakes in his lifetime using a bellows camera and microscope that he joined together.  Designs and patterns abound in the universe, and we are part of that pattern.

You can learn more about “Snowflake Bentley” at these links…

http://snowflakebentley.com/bio.htm    http://bentley.sciencebuff.org/Bio.htm

William Bentley and his snowflake recording apparatus. 

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