Mineral Exploration

Winter 2013

Mineral Exploration is the official publication of the Association of Mineral Exploration British Columbia.

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The art of exploration Mineral exploration is predicated on science and the laws of nature, but it's also a visually driven quest for rare anomalies in obscure domains, which makes it an art as well By Vivian Danielson 24   p24-27_Art.indd 24   w i n t e r 2 013 W hen it comes to the fine arts, the myth persists that scientists are too rational to make that leap, despite obvious exceptions such as Leonardo da Vinci (a scientist and inventor) and Michelangelo (an architect and engineer). On the flip side, we all know suffering artists who might suffer less if they learned basic drawing skills. Pablo Picasso takes a more balanced and encouraging view: "Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up." The great minds of history consider art and science as branches of the same tree, and believe imagination and intuition inspire both pursuits. As Albert Einstein said, "I'm enough of an artist to draw freely on my imagination." Artists and scientists share other common traits, including inner drive – the powerful and inescapable belief that somewhere, something wondrous is waiting to be discovered or created. Ar twork: Ian Semple 13-11-27 10:01 AM

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