Author: Astrid Nielsch

Asni’s Art Blog: Robot

Asni’s Art Blog: Robot

So what’s the difference between a robot, an android (or droid), and a cyborg? Read More »

Asni’s Art Blog: Power Lines

Asni’s Art Blog: Power Lines

The photographers have been at work. Read More »

Asni’s Art Blog: Space Station

Asni’s Art Blog: Space Station

Space stations are a technological reality, but also a quintessential locus for projecting dreams about a bright technological future which might take humans to the stars. Read More »

Asni’s Art Blog: Cosmic Peacock

Asni’s Art Blog: Cosmic Peacock

Did you know there is a whole religion involving the worship of a cosmic peacock? You'd never know where poultry keeping could lead you! Read More »

Asni’s Art Blog: Chickens in Armour

Asni’s Art Blog: Chickens in Armour

Turns out there is a veritable sub-culture of Chickens in Armour. Read More »

Asni’s Art Blog: Space Rabbit

Asni’s Art Blog: Space Rabbit

I’ve been a bit stuck for a topic, so I punched “space rabbit” into DeviantArt's search field. This is the result: Enjoy! Read More »

Asni’s Art Blog: Legends of New Zealand

Asni’s Art Blog: Legends of New Zealand

New Zealand is an island of birds. So it is not surprising that birds feature in many Maori legends. Read More »

Asni’s Art Blog: Feng Huang

Asni’s Art Blog: Feng Huang

The Feng Huang is often referred to as the "Chinese Phoenix", but similarities between the two mythological birds are superficial: rather than death and resurrection, Feng Huang symbolises balance between yin and yang. Read More »

Asni’s Art Blog: Garuda

Asni’s Art Blog: Garuda

Continuing my survey of magical bird creatures from West to East, the next stop is India. Read More »

Asni’s Art Blog: Simurgh

Asni’s Art Blog: Simurgh

The Persian Simurgh – always a female – is known to be a defeater of poisonous snakes, and knowledgeable in the healing arts. Read More »

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