I am a partially sighted artist and writer living near Margate in the United Kingdom.
The Bears in the Moss forests
Mosses were some of the earliest true plants to colonise the land surfaces of the earth as much as 470 million years ago. These tiny plants are almost like miniature forests and provide a habitat for a number of microscopic creatures, including some with remarkable ability to survive in very extreme environmental conditions. Moss can grow in a range of habitats from tropical rainforest to Arctic tundra.
The worlds of the K819 Star System.
This is a story about the planets of an imagined star system, supposedly a few dozen light years from Earth. I am an artist and work in a variety of media and this include digital artwork. I have been experimenting with a piece of computer software called Terragen which can be used to create realistic landscape scenes. The application uses procedural mathematics - such as Perlin fractals - rather than manual sculpting. The advantage of this method is that landscape features of all scales can be rendered, from pebbles and vegetation, to entire planets. Using this software, I have created images of a series of planets with varying and interesting environmental conditions depending on their distance from the imagined star K819.
The lost lands of the Ice age.
At the end of the last glacial period, commonly known as the Ice Age, between 20 and 10 thousand years ago an extremely large area of land around the margins of the continents was flooded by rising sea levels. These lands spanned an area of approximately 10 million square kilometres, and some were very important habitats for wildlife and migration routes for populations of early humans. In a number of cases current island land masses such as the British Isles, some of the Japanese islands, and a number of islands in present day Indonesia were connected to their neighbouring continents.