Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Happy Origin Day!

Happy Origin Day!

150 years ago, Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species was originally published. It's like a science-blogohedron holiday today - wonderful links and commentary everywhere.

Why not read a few links, become inspired about science education, and perhaps make a donation to the Beagle Project?


Darwin Took Steps, above, will be shown to a new audience in 2010. As part of Casa de las Ciencias 2010 Darwin exhibit, a reproduction of my painting will be shown as part of a display about how Darwin is still making waves in visual media. I'm completely thrilled! My first museum exhibit, and in Spain no less! I have never been to Europe, and Michelle thinks next summer would be the perfect time to head to Spain. Good idea. The building itself is beautiful, and they have a great logo for their Darwin year. (Museum photo from Wikipedia.)

This painting is piling up a nice c.v. of its own - debuting on The Eloquent Atheist, shown on the cover of Secular Nation, the book cover of La Mente di Darwin, as part of the book cover for Open Laboratory 2008 - and hopefully, it will continue to intrigue new viewers to learn about Charles Darwin and his wonderful writing.

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If you like this image, it's available as matted prints, greeting cards and t-shirts in my reproduction shop. A portion of the profits goes in support of The Beagle Project.

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6 comments:

Heather M. Ward said...

And a happy Origin Day to you! That reminds me, I really should read my copy one of these days...

And a huge congrats on the Darwin painting! Well deserved!

Peter Bond said...

Man, that's fantastic news about your exhibit! You HAVE to go and see it in situ! From someone who's been to Spain a few times, it's a wonderful country and I can suggest some great stuff to see!

Happy Origin Day! (I used exclamation marks at the end of every sentence!)

mdeals said...

Its so special origin day..

Glendon Mellow said...

Thanks Heather!

Thanks Peter!!!! We're hoping to go. I'll let you know! The museum is near Coruna.

Umm, Thanks possible-spam Mdeals.

Stephanie Zvan said...

Sometimes you just hit the right symbols and the right execution (and the right anniversaries ;-) ). Congratulations, Glendon.

Glendon Mellow said...

Thanks Stephanie!

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