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Art of the Day: Wednesday January 11, 2012



This week's theme: Sea Shells

Anne Morrow Lindbergh took them as inspiration for her book of essays "Gift from the Sea". They are the hard, protective coverings made by creatures from a very different and mysterious world. Sea shells are the treasures found during a walk on the beach. We look for them. We delight in their different shapes and colours. Sea shells are a glimpse beneath the surface of the ocean. They are hints of life in a vast sea - hints that we can hold in our hand.

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Everyone is mesmerized by seashells and this fractal is no exception.  I imagine if I put it up to my ear that I would hear the sea.


When the flame I was working on showed tendancies to spiral, I explored that further until this delicate, beautiful shell emerged.


Seashell was created in Apophysis.

Detail Images

Detail Image for art SEASHELL

Shell tip detail

Detail Image for art SEASHELL

Shell edge detail

Detail Image for art SEASHELL

Surface detail


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