Earth Imagery as Inspiration

NW of Tiksi (Sakha)
An Northwest of the village of Tiski in the Sakha region of Russia

When I moved to Alaska and started flying around the state I was awestruck at the vascular textures on the terrain created by the seasonal transformation of water to ice. Last night I was exploring Siberia on Google Earth and came across the most amazing imagery of water shaping the coastal landscape, in much the same way it does here in AK. [Flickr set]

This perspective on the landscape, afforded in the past to only birds and pilots, reveals captivating terrain that seems to possess some mysterious fractal quality. They appear familiar and at the same time alien. Taken out of context, they echo scaled patterns I have seen in slides of muscular tissue and in mold and in root systems of trees.

Faddeyevski Island
An area of Kotelny/Faddeyevsky Island. More information on this, one of the largest islands in the world.

NW of Tiksi (Sakha)
An area Northwest of the village of Tiski in the Sakha region of Russia

NW of Tiksi (Sakha)
Partially frozen lakes look like eyes. Located in an area Northwest of the village of Tiski in the Sakha region of Russia

SE of Tiksi (Sakha)
An area Southeast of the village of Tiski in the Sakha region of Russia

Northern Sakha
A landscape that could be mistaken for a closeup of mold growth in a petri dish. In reality it is another area in the North of the Sakha region of Russia