The title of this picture is Totem.
The orange shapes are made from a photo of a very simple seashell.
Strange how it turned out—originally I used a photo of a more complex shell that had spikes off its side. Paradoxically, the draft of that one turned out to be overly plain. Trying the simpler shell was a last resort to find a direction. And as I’ve also found prior, homing in on certain aspects of a simple shape and repeating them can lead to some interesting and surprisingly detailed forms.
There’s a black and white take on this image called Totem Black.
Canvases and Giclée Prints
Archival-quality prints of this piece are available. Options include framed and unframed fine art paper and canvases.
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