Saturday, 3 July 2010

TRILOBITE TRIARTHRUS


A4 Collage in green paper.

This trilobite was found in the Burgess Shale and illustrated and detailed in Stephen Jay Gould's 'It's a Wonderful Life'

I've also used text from Stephen Jay Gould's book in this work. I enjoyed the construction of this piece and wanted to make a big deal of the intricacies of the creature. I found that cutting and sticking tiny bits of paper did this well. The tentacles are a photocopied tin can.

A collage homage to trilobites.

Spent the rest of the day with bits of green trilobite stuck to my fingers. Not the look of chic sophistication women crave.

18 comments:

  1. 做好事,不需要給人知道,雖然只是一件微不足道的事,但我相信,這會帶給我快樂。..................................................

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  2. Is everyone uninformed here? Triarthrus does not in anyway come from the Burgess Shale.

    "This trilobite was found in the Burgess Shale and illustrated and detailed in Stephen Jay Gould's 'It's a Wonderful Life'" is a false statement! Triarthrus is an Olenid trilobite restricted to the Ordovician and since the Burgess Shale is middle Cambrian , makes me wonde why you made such a statement...sorry, but that is misinforming the public! (Nice collage).

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  3. I reitterate - It's detailed in Stephen Jay Gould's 'It's Wonderful Life' as such I presumed it to be a creature found in the burgess shale- if this is misinformation then you need to speak to Mr Gould. Except I think he might be dead.Hey ho.

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