Walking Rye Harbour


Fan-Shaped Shell Rye Harbour 7 February 2015I found this shell (mollusc) while walking the beach at Rye Harbour Nature Reserve last Saturday. Look, it’s a fan and at its centre, another, smaller fan.

Below is the shell again with a group of cockle shells. The cockles have radial ribs. Bi-Valve MolluscsThe shells suggest ways of progressing my eco printed coffee filter fans towards completed works of art.

My January eco print batch turned up browns and black and greys, like the shells.  Here are two of the filters. Eco Print Coffee Filter II Fan January 2015

The black in the first shows clearly defined leaves. They were red Acer Palmatum (Japanese Maple) from my garden. I think they’ve dyed black because of the solution of rust and vinegar I soaked the filter in.

I particularly like this second one. It’s smouldering, on the brink of combustion. Black and grey, purplish smoke.

Eco Print Coffee Filter Fan I January 2015It’s also a mirror image, a blot of itself, a Rorschach test.

I did a Rorschach test online a while back. The result indicated a borderline possibility that I might not be a suitable candidate for the US military. Only borderline?

Molluscs first appeared in the fossil record 545 million years ago, in the Cambrian period, also known as the Cambrian Explosion.

Walking is always inspirational.

 

 

 

 

 

About AnnIsikArts

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