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Artist, printmaker and marine geophysicist.
Settler in Tkaronto (she/her)

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minouette, to math
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This is a #linocut of French #mathematician & #physicist Joseph Fourier (1768-1830) remembered for his work on Fourier series, Fourier transforms, Fourier’s law of conduction, Fourier analysis & harmonic analysis & their use to solve heat transfer problems & credited with proposing the greenhouse effect as early as 1824.

Being a commoner he could not seek a commission in the scientific corps of the army but took a military lectureship in #math. 🧵1/n

#MastoArt #printmaking #sciart #histsci

minouette, to history
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Happy birthday Chien-shiung Wu (1912-1997), who came up with a truly beautiful experiment to test whether the weak force conserves parity (whether beta decay would be the same if reflected in the mirror)! In my print on the left I show Wu in her lab & a schematic diagram of her experiment. On the right I show her reflection, as in the mirror, & the mirror reflection of the experimental set-up & the shocking result, that 🧵1/n

minouette, to random
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For the final crustacean of May and the “really not a crab” prompt for #InsertAnInvert2024 I have opted for a far more common (and frankly less terrifying) little creature than the suggested species (that even our crustacean expert called “absolute abominations”). This little cutie on the other hand, is a freshwater water flea. Daphnia longispina is a planktonic crustacean of the 🧵1/n

#printmaking #sciart #drypoint #etching #TetrapakPrint #MastoArt #invertebrate #crustacean #InsertAnInvert

minouette, to history
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When your print in progress requires you to do some mathematics…

minouette, to random
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A phalanx of Yeti crabs cause I made a pattern with my linocut Yeti crab (Kiwa hirsuta), a crustacean with silky blond setae (resembling fur, which reminded scientists of the Abomnible Snowman) found on the Pacific-Antarctic Ridge. .

The Yeti crab was found during the 2005 Census of Marine Life, near hydrothermal vents along the Pacific-Antarctic Ridge, 1,500 km S of Easter Island at a depth of 2,200 m. 🧵

minouette, to conservative
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Today is World Turtle Day. I was commissioned by Turtle Survival Alliance, to revisit my ‘Turtles, all the way down’ print again, with a variety of wonderful but sadly endangered turtle species of special focus, in 2 prints: 1 for turtles from around the world, and 1 for North American species. Turtle Survival Alliance works to prevent extinctions of these amazing and varied animals worldwide, 🧵

minouette, to random
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Here’s a crustacean with crab in its name for . Is it a crab? No, not a crab! This is a handprinted lino block print of the Yeti crab (Kiwa hirsuta), a crustacean with silky blond setae (resembling fur, which reminded scientists of the Abomnible Snowman) found on the Pacific-Antarctic Ridge. The Yeti crab was found during the 2005 Census of Marine Life, near hydrothermal vents along the Pacific-Antarctic Ridge, 🧵1/n

minouette, to tea
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For International Tea Day, my Green Tea Chemistry print. This linocut illustrates green tea and its chemistry. There's a tea pot, two cups of tea and a tea plant (Camellia sinensis) on a tray, and in the steam, you can see some of the organic chemicals found in green tea. Up to 27% of the composition of green tea can be a member of the flavonoids called catechins like the molecule illustrated on the right. 🧵1/n

minouette, to random
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Happy birthday to #paleontologist Mary Anning (1799 –1847)! She was the wrong class, sex & religious denomination to gain the education, opportunity to work & communicate her results or garner any respect as a pioneering paleontologist. Further, during her lifetime most people thought Earth was a mere few thousand years old, based on a very literal interpretation of the Bible & found the idea of extinction did not fit in with the story of creation. 🧵1/
#linocut #sciart #womenInSTEM #printmaking

minouette, to random
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May 20 is World Bee Day. There are ~ 20,000 different bee species in the world. Here in Ontario we have at least 400 native bees (none of which are the honeybees, which are from Europe). Bees are key to pollination. According to the UN nearly 90% of the world’s wild flowering plant species depend, entirely, in part, on animal pollination, along with more than 75% of the world’s food crops. Further, worldwide ~35% of invertebrate #pollinators, especially bees & face extinction.

#WorldBeeDay 🧵1/

minouette, to Stoicism
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Happy birthday to Bertrand Russell (1872-1970) who, amongst other things speculated about a teapot orbiting in space. This lino block print of Russell's Teapot is part of my series of Imaginary Friends of Science of charismatic thought experiments. In this case, the alledged china teapot, in orbit between Earth & Mars is an analogy by the philosopher to make the case that the philosophic burden of proof 🧵

minouette, to random
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Happy birthday to Margaret Fountaine (1862-1940), here in my with many from her collection.

Her posthumous books featured her "wild and fearless life," but she was also a trailblazing famous , published in The Entomologist's Record and Journal of Variations, expert on tropical butterflies, discovering, documenting, breeding & gathering specimen in 60 countries, talented scientific illustrator, 🧵

minouette, to random
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I made a pattern of my linocut porcelain crab for ! Porcelain crabs, Neopetrolisthes maculatus are decapod crustaceans in the family Porcellanidae, which resemble true crabs but are in fact closer related to squat lobsters. These are 1 of at least 5 groups of decapod crustaceans which have evolved to be more crab-shaped in a process known as carsinisation. Find this on Spoonflower minouette shop

minouette, to random
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A porcelain crab for #InsertAnInvert2024! Looks like a crab, has crab in its name…is it a crab? Nope. False crab. Porcelain crabs, Neopetrolisthes maculatus are decapod crustaceans in the family Porcellanidae, which resemble true crabs but are in fact closer related to squat lobsters. They have flattened bodies as an adaptation for living in rock crevices. 🧵1/2

#crab #porcelainCrab #squatLobster #sciArt #linocut #printmaking #MastoArt #invertebrates

minouette, to Geology
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Happy birthday to Danish #seismologist Inge Lehmann (1888 – 1993) who demonstrated that the Earth's core is not a single molten sphere, but contained an inner solid core, in ‘36. She was a pioneer #womanInScience, a brilliant seismologist & lived to be 105.⁠

As she first postulated, the #earth has roughly 3 equal concentric sections: mantle, liquid outer core & solid inner core. 🧵1/n

#printmakimg #sciArt #geophysics #histstm #MastoArt #seismology

minouette, to Nursing
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Happy birthday to founder of modern nursing, social reformer, statistician, data visualization innovator & writer Florence Nightingale (1820 – 1910)!⁠
Nightingale earned the nickname "The Lady with the Lamp" during the Crimean War, from a phrase used by The Times, describing her as a “ministering angel” making her solitary rounds of the hospital at night with “a little lamp in her hand”. 🧵1/n

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The image was immortalized by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's 1857 poem Santa Filomena.⁠

Behind Nightingale is her ‘Diagram of Causes of Mortality in the Army in the East’ plotted as a polar area diagram – though not her own statistical & data visualization innovation, sometimes called a Nightingale Rose Diagram. It illustrates causes of death in the military hospital she managed during the Crimean War. April 1855 to March 1856 is shown on the left and April 1854 to March 1855 to the right. 🧵2/

minouette,
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When she researched the causes of mortality, looking back at the data, she saw clearly that the lack of hygiene was a far greater risk to soldiers’ lives than being wounded. This "Diagram of the causes of mortality in the army in the East" was published in Notes on Matters Affecting the Health, Efficiency, and Hospital Administration of the British Army and sent to Queen Victoria in 1858.⁠

This experience influenced her later career and she campaigned for sanitary living conditions, 🧵3/

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knowing how dangerous unsanitary conditions can be to survival. She also made extensive use of similar polar area diagrams on the nature and magnitude of the conditions of medical care in the Crimean War, or sanitation conditions of the British army in rural India, to make such statistics transparent to Members of Parliament and civil servants who would have been unlikely to read or understand traditional statistical reports. ⁠

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In 1859, Nightingale was elected the first female member of the Royal Statistical Society. She later became an honorary member of the American Statistical Association.⁠

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minouette, to random
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Happy birthday to Maryam Mirzakhani (1977-2017)! The Fields Medal, one of the most prestigious math awards, is awarded to mathematicians < 40. In 2014, she became 1st woman to win. Her research included Teichmüller theory, hyperbolic geometry, ergodic theory, & symplectic geometry, & Fields committee cited her work in "the dynamics & geometry of Riemann surfaces and their moduli spaces".⁠
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minouette, to Astronomy
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Happy birthday to Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin (1900-1979), trailblazer for women in who discovered that hydrogen and helium are the most common elements in the universe.⁠

Born England, she won a scholarship to Newnham College Cambridge in 1919 where she heard a lecture which changed her life. She wrote, “My world had been so shaken that I experienced something very like a nervous breakdown.” 🧵

minouette, to random
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If any of you are in Asheville, NC you can find some of my prints at “Birds Bees Bears Blue Ridge Mountains” at Asheville Print Studio & Gallery! Reception: Saturday, May 11 from 4 to 7.

There’s all sorts of wonderful printmakers in the show and I’m too far away but I hope you have a chance to go

minouette, to folklore
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A selkie for (the mermaid 🧜‍♀️ celebration month)!

This is a hard-carved and printed lino block print of a selkie shedding her skin, seated on rocks, surrounded by harbour seals. In Celtic, Norse, Faroese and Icelandic mythology, selkies (also spelled silkies, sylkies, selchies) or selkie folk meaning 'seal folk' can change from seal to human form by shedding their skin. 🧵1/n

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I’ve taken my frog crab (Ranina ranina) linocut and made a repeat pattern. You can find it in the minouette Spoonflower shop, so you can get frog crab fabric, wallpaper and more. Plus I entered it in today’s challenge: Crustacean Core!

Vote frog crab 🦀

https://www.spoonflower.com/profiles/minouette?sub_action=designs

Pattern made from a random smattering of images of my frog crab on a pink background to create a repeat pattern. Many copies of the repeat pattern are shown so there are hundreds of crabs.

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