Lori Buff is an Atlanta artist creating unique functional and sculptural pottery using a variety of local clays. Most of her art is created on the potter’s wheel; some pieces are then altered. Sculptural works are fired using alternative techniques such as raku, salt, and naked raku. Lori’s latest works are the Emergence series and the Architectural series where the past is artfully brought into the present through imagery and texture.
The full moon seems to perch amid the trees in a picture taken near Stuttgart, Germany, in March and released last week. The moon looks larger on the horizon than when it’s overhead because of an optical effect called the Ponzo Illusion: The human brain perceives the sky as a dome, so we subconsciously think the moon is farther away—and thus larger—when it’s on the horizon than when it’s above us.