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Darwin Sunprint Collages

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Because of bones’ three-dimensional qualities, transparencies placed underneath them still show up. Along with these, we used the drawings and notes of Charles Darwin to create Sunprint collages.

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Haeckel’s Radiolarians Mobile

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Ernst Haeckel was a German biologist and artist. The stunning drawings from his 1862 Monograph on Radiolarians have inspired everything from lamps to large scale architecture, and we decided to use them to make a mobile.

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Forest of Trees

This is a great collaborative project! Grow a forest with Sunprint paper, transparencies, sharpies, and the biggest group you can muster.

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Moiré Patterns

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Recreate scintillating moiré patterns in two dimensions.

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Kitschy Craft Fun

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All our favorite craft projects- in Sunprints!

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Computation-Making art out of art

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Jared Tarbell is an artist who “write[s] computer programs to create graphic images.” I made prints of the computation images, and the results were striking. Be sure to check him out at

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Sunprints in the Classroom

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Thanks to my little brother, I had the opportunity to do a Sunprint project with the fourth and fifth grade gifted and talented class at Hidden Valley Elementary School in Martinez, California. It was both a lot of fun and a huge challenge!

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The Arthur Mosaic

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The idea behind the project was to use small (4”x4”) Sunprint papers to create a larger image that you could see from a distance, but not up close.

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Natural Shadows

On three different days, I took several sheets of Sunprint paper (in the black plastic bag), a piece of acrylic, cardboard, and tape, and went for walks up in the hills around the Lawrence Hall of Science. My goal was to take advantage of some of the beautiful shadows that are cast naturally outside.

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Astronomy Photography

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The cool thing about Sunprint paper is that it catches every detail of the pictures you transfer, so even if you lose the color of the photo, you still get all the small parts, which make the resulting picture just as beautiful as the original.

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