This title seemed appropriate for many reasons, each related to time. There was the endless rise and fall of lunar tides as these limpets clung tenaciously to rocks on the intertidal zone, the place where so much of life began. As a collective group, some young, some old, they make me think of the rise and fall of species and cultural civilisations. On an even longer time scale, these intricate domed forms, some worn to mere rings, remind me of the rise and fall of ancient eroded mountain ranges.
Rise & Fall
Cellana tramoserica and Patelloida alticostata limpet shells and bookbinder’s gum on canvas
105 x 105 cm framed, image diameter 89 cm
Framed in a white tray frame with hangers
SOLD – Private collection, New South Wales
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