Thursday, August 19, 2010


Braided Stream is a convergence of images and ideas surrounding Art, Nature, Craft and Science. Hopefully it will also provide beauty, knowledge and wonder.

The above photograph was taken in 1941 near the junction of the Yukon River and the Koyukuk River in Alaska. This image of many streams running into one another and overlapping, changing course and connections is a visual metaphor for the content of this blog.

Following is a collection of art works that I find visually connected to the photograph and also exhibit the tangle of ideas that this site will include.

Braid drawing by Niall McClelland, ink on paper and really old. See some of his newer work at

The images above were found on etsy and then I lost their information to the ether of cyberspace. They are far too beautiful to exclude though.