The fabulous calendar girls of Whimple. When it came time for Cathy Bartlett-Horwood to drop her dressing gown to the floor and stand naked in her village hall in front of her friends, she was nervous. The year-old has had a complicated relationship with her weight for many years. She was so nervous, in fact, that she was physically sick beforehand. Nevertheless, she persisted. This calendar is more than a photographic paean to the female form.
An old-growth forest — also termed primary forest or late seral forest — is a forest that has attained great age without significant disturbance and thereby exhibits unique ecological features and might be classified as a climax community. The concept of diverse tree structure includes multi-layered canopies and canopy gaps, greatly varying tree heights and diameters, and diverse tree species and classes and sizes of woody debris. Old-growth forests are valuable for economic reasons and for the ecosystem services they provide. This can be a point of contention when some in the logging industry may desire to cut down the forests to obtain valuable timber, while environmentalists seek to preserve the forests for benefits such as maintenance of biodiversity, water regulation, and nutrient cycling. Proforestation will promote old-growth forests. Old-growth forests tend to have large trees and standing dead trees, multilayered canopies with gaps that result from the deaths of individual trees, and coarse woody debris on the forest floor. Forest regenerated after a severe disturbance, such as wildfire, insect infestation, or harvesting, is often called second-growth or 'regeneration' until enough time passes for the effects of the disturbance to be no longer evident.
Miller, Jr. Fund, AMAM The smooth, svelte forms and finely detailed features of Kirchner's Standing Female Nude of depart from the raw, angular Cubist style of the artist's earlier work. The psychological and aesthetic impact of this figure is fueled by Kirchner's recent assimilation of African and Indian sources and his ambition to forge an expressive formal language.
Ado Gallery, ed. Critical Distance: John Currin, Antwerp, , p. Grosenick, ed. John Currin is renowned for combining historical references and challenging subject matter in paintings that are simultaneously traditional and completely contemporary. Her elongated proportions nod back to Mannerism or German Renaissance painters.