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Ancient "Chinese Parchment" Found ...?... at MUM!

 

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      Art depicts nature, and sometimes nature mimics art ...

 

  

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Here is a case of art -- in and of itself -- mimicking nature!
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Discovered by John Paul Stein

on the Invincible America Assembly (06/02/08 - present) in Building #111 at MUM . 
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Enjoy this "ancient" picture ... found behind a renovated wall at my university, and created by a magic combination of mildew and moisture -- but not a single planned stroke of man!   


 
 
 
Includes --
 
The "Canvas": Original plasterboard, stained and re-stained by successive waves of mildew and rain seepage from an overhanging window 
 
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Nature's own "straight lines": Moisture-buckled surface layer of the 3/8" plywood paneling pressing into rain-dampened plasterboard ... leaving mildly-angled imprints: "birch trees" and "bamboo stands"
 
 
Note: This "Chinese panel" (time-frame of creation estimated to be 50 years, or longer ... ) was seen for approximately one week ... and may still exist, undamaged, behind the renovated MUM room paneling in Room #3 (beneath window).
 
 
Kindly note: The black panel-glue lines, though applied during construction, later became a special part of this transcendental forest tapestry.
 
Thanks is given to Robert Roberts of Alberta, Canada for this photograph of "spontaneous art" in nature.
 

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