Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Chambered Nautilus

An amazing sea creature...the chambered nautilus...and one of my youngest's favorites. One of his prized possessions is the beautiful, and very fragile, nautilus shell he bought in a Maine shell shop a number of years ago. He shares a passion for seashells with his mother; as a child I also collected shells on the beach and bought the really exotic kind at shell shops.

I adore all those little nooks and crannies, perfectly measured spaces, in the nautilus and wonder if they're not so different from the myriad of private spaces in all of us.

© Nancy Lefko


Laurel said...

Great analogy and I love your drawing!

SueAnn said...

So true!! Love your piece!

ArtSnark said...

very cool - love your colors too