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Lupus Lucidum

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5% of the list price of all artwork sold on this site will be donated to your choice of one of 4 charities, donated quarterly. Read the About page for more info. If you live in Portland and would like to pick up your order locally, use coupon code PICKUP2017 in the checkout. Brianna will email you to schedule a pick up time.  International orders receive the prints rolled up in a tube to save on shipping costs and should expect an additional week shipping time unless otherwise requested. 

Lupus Lucidum

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Lupus Lucidum

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Etched entirely with numbers and equations by hand. This piece focuses on  physics and chemistry explaining how wolves see in the dark and how they have eyeshine. 

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"Lupus Lucidum" is drawn with science to explain the function of a wolf's night vision and eye shine. It is drawn with a chemical formula for Guanine which is an important chemical of the tapteum lucidum. There are also Rayleigh scattering equations to quantify the light photon's behavior as they pass through the many thin crystalline layers of the Tapetum Lucidum and reflect back into the eye and out of the pupil. The light enters the eye, reflects off the Tapetum Lucidum which is behind the retina, and bounces around the eye, increasing the photon absorption in the photoreceptors, giving animals like wolves, cats and dogs vision at night. This is also why you see that characteristic "eye shine" when a bright light hits their eyes. This is the light bouncing off the tapteum and exiting their pupil.   There is also a little speed of light thrown in there and some Retinal, as the increased light from the tapetum is absorbed by rod cells.  

The last photo you see in this collection is a photo I took with my microscope of the tapteum of a cow eyeball. A print of this comes with the glowing limited editions. The original will come with a framed print of the microscopy. 


FINE ART PRINT OPTIONS:

Paper prints are printed on fine art luster paper and are under an archival mat, perfect for beautiful framing.

The 11" x 14" with mat is 16" x 20"

The 16" x 20" with mat is 20" x 24"

Canvas prints are coated with 3 layers of UV glaze to protect from fading. Open edition canvas prints are signed by the artist, and stretched on 3/4" wood bars and are ready to hang with two nails or screws. 

Limited Edition canvas prints are stretched on 2" - 2.5" wood bars and are wired and ready to hang. 

Limited Edition Canvas prints:are signed, numbered and dated, come with a magnifying glass and a certificate of authenticity, which includes the limited information and a full description of the numbers used to draw the piece.  

Allow 1 - 3 weeks shipping time

Orders outside of the US are shipped in a roll.