Art Every Day Month – Day 25

I wanted contrast and intensity. I had random scraps. This is what came together!

butte - art every day month 09 - day 25

Mesa / 2.5 x 3.5″ collage

I wasn’t sure about the difference between a butte and a mesa, so I looked it up.

A mesa is an isolated, flat-topped hill or mountain with steep sides that is smaller in area than a plateau. A butte is also a flat-topped hill with steep sides, though smaller in area than a mesa. Definitions of the surface areas of mesas and buttes vary. One source states that a mesa has a surface area of less than 4 square miles (10 square kilometers), while a butte has a surface area less than 11,250 square feet (1,000 square meters). Another source states that the surface area of a mesa is larger than 1 square mile (2.59 square kilometers); the surface area of a butte is smaller than that dimension. Some simply define a mesa as a landform that is wider than it is high and a butte as one that is higher than it is wide.

Science Clarified

There’s your science factoid for the day.

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3 Comments on “Art Every Day Month – Day 25”

  1. Julie Jordan Scott Says:

    THANK YOU! I love your play with what I have been calling “flotsam” and “jetsam” lately. I love creating art from the stuff left over… and where would we be without our science factoid?

  2. Rennata Says:

    I love your contrast and intensity! I love that you included a definition in your post, I did that today and it is nice to know that I am not the only one. Your color choices really capture the feeling of the southwest.

  3. susie Says:

    As soon as I opened your page, I thought “southwest”. I love the mesas. Your art is so color intensive.