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Condensed Matter and Other States of Mind - A Collection of poems by Douglas A. Fowler " The average density of the universe is something like 0.0000000000000000000000000001 kilograms per cubic meter (10-28 kg/m3). One cubic meter of granite weighs some 2700 kilograms. This book's density is 550 kg/m3. Your body weighs in at about 1100 kg/m3, a density that is some 10 million trillion trillion times that of the universe. Our condensation from the void would seem to be the exception; not the rule."
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No War No More -Edited by Arya F. Jenkins  "We take a stand for peace, independently and collectively, artistically and politically. In these times it is imperative not to let slip through one's hands the opportunity to say again and again, with whatever means possible, creative and peaceful, that war is wrong, that love is the only path to peace, justice and freedom, and that we will not veer from this path no matter the consequences. This idea fed this project and I hope will feed the minds and hearts of those who share in our efforts by reading this book."
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WNWG Presents - "The WNWG is a unique writing club based in Youngstown Ohio. Four authors and friends, each specializing in different genres and styles, have come together to form the Wednesday Night Writing Group. Together, we will take you on a journey into the funny, twisted, macabre and at times surreal realm of our imagination. Join us as we explore the mysterious, the magical, and the utterly absurd as we take you on an adventure through our oft-twisted mindscape."
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Greenwood/Blue Lotus Press - "Greenwood/Blue Lotus Press grew out of the ideas and hopes of a few activists in the Mahoning Valley in Ohio. The philosophy of our press is rooted in a Buddhist, environmentalist and social consciousness."
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WNWG Illustrations - artwork commissioned by Youngstown Writers Group...
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The Stuff of Creation - An informal primer on municipal solid waste and its connection to the use of natural resources, this multi-media project is written by Doug Fowler ...
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Natural Anthem - environmental adventures in inalienableness...
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small sketchbook group of watercolour pencil paintings tiled illustrations
browse sketchbook Mahoning Valley scenes set of story illustrations
96 bird pieces group of watercolour pencil paintings science art tile
96 bird pieces in several media compass roses science art
No War No More book artworks  
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penguin picture album
Universal Penguin painted album  
 The artistic philosophy of  the artist:

"The barely controlled chaos and violence of the nature we live in and the nature we are is the only thing left to put on paper and surfaces for me."

Her work is an attempt to grasp the conglomerations of activities of living creatures. She likes creating graphically rich surfaces with lively mark-making to capture the gritty energies of these scenes. The media she uses include acrylics, watercolours, dry and oil pastels, transfers of different types, vinyl and plaster spackle, crayons, graphites, gesso, polymer, pencil, wax and water-soluble coloured pencil, cyanotype printing, ink pens, gelly pens, metallic leafs, collage, bleach, soot, charcoal, coffee, found objects, and latex paint.

The artist has a fine arts degree with an emphasis on drawing along with a minor in art history from Kutztown University.

Spending seventeen years in chocolate factories has given her talents ranging from running a molding line to producing the liquid chocolate to creating fine European truffles by hand. She has circumnavigated the perimeter of the state of Pennsylvania on a solo bike-packing trip, solo-backpacked across the mountains (small ones) of this most favorite state for 2 weeks at a time, assisted in the cave survey of Wind Cave National Park, and performed renovations of planetarium domes.

Ludwig is an artist who is happiest outdoors and a lazy bibliophiliac, who spelunks, rollerbades, picks up red efts, wintergreen berries, ox-eye daisies, x-c skiis, talks to barn owls, watches birds, foxes, antelopes, butterflies, toads, praying mantises... snowdrops along the Clarion and bald eagles over, foxgloves down the Belltown way, scrumbles around, planting, drawing, hiking, bogging, botanizing, stargazing, snowshoeing, herbing, looking for bats & salamanders, backpacking and camping. When that's done, she reads, writes, paints & does other mixed media art, takes hours-long cyanotype photos, & plays with cats.






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