Thursday, October 2, 2014

"Ammonite: Seeker"

New series, spirals and dead things, not sure where this is going yet. This is a collograph made with cardboard, chipboard, and string. Hard to photograph and get the colors right. The paper (the light parts) is actually blue, and the ink was a very dark purple, almost black.

Ammonites are perhaps the most widely known fossil, possessing the typically ribbed spiral-form shell as pictured above. These creatures lived in the seas between 240 - 65 million years ago, when they became extinct along with the dinosaurs. The name 'ammonite' (usually lower-case) originates from the Greek Ram-horned god called Ammon. Ammonites belong to a group of predators known as cephalopods, which includes their living relatives the octopus, squid, cuttlefish and nautilus -Discovering Fossils 

No comments:

Post a Comment