This was a fun commission - to create a Nautilus shell inspired by the ocean.. It was an incredible challenge as the shell proportions are the ‘golden ratio’ - beautiful arcs reducing and ascending to the centre. I created the ‘skeleton’ of the shell entirely from card and by eye. No maths or computers were involved in construction!
I then wanted to create the crashing wave effect inspired by the ocean. Using 5 different coloured papers I created over 7,000 different sized paper tabs which were all hand stuck to the form to create the rolling waves.
Signed, limited edition of 50 prints.
Full colour archival Giclee print on Hahnemuhle luxury paper.
Medium dimensions: 36cm x 18cm.
Large dimensions: 76cm x 58cm