Wednesday, March 18, 2009

What Jellyfish??!!

Hah! So several of you have been mystified about my Facebook status report from yesterday that I'm making a jellyfish. Well..I have entered an annual show in the past held in a fishing village in Alaska that is fish and ocean themed and aptly named "Fish Follies". I didn't enter last year but check out their website:

Fun, huh? So this year I'm making a new piece for that show and have chosen to represent a jellyfish. I was inspired by the incredible scientific illustrations of Ernst Haeckel made in the 1800s. Here is the plate that I found particularly interesting. He has an incredible gift to be scientifically accurate and yet esthetically pleasing at the same time. Mega-cool.

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