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Artist: Mary Phelan

Scientific American, September 1970
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The biosphere is the theme of the Scientific American September 1970 issue. The articles throughout the magazine explore the beauty of the world with micro and macro views of nature. I was enthralled with the images being shown. Only after spending time with the magazine did I notice that the ads repeatedly brought up the degradation of the environment and how corporations were trying to solve the problem. I chose to focus on the positive and create images that celebrate the beauty of the world the hope that the power of nature will overcome the thoughtless abuse of the world by man. I hope I am not deluding myself.