Sketchbook Page 19: Human Scallop

September 28, 2010 § 1 Comment

Homopecten sapiens

Inspired by a drawing of the Noble Pen Shell (Pinna nobilis) from the Paper Museum of Cassiano Dal Pozzo.

A sentient bivalve, with all the major organs of the human body.

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§ One Response to Sketchbook Page 19: Human Scallop

  • Jacqui Mulville says:

    Put me in mind of the The Micro Gigantic and the Museo de Micro Miniatures museums in Guadalest, Spain in the summer featuring the work of Manuel Ussà. The museums both had tiny carvings of people associated with insects, shells etc. I quote

    Among the miniatures to be seen are
    A bull ring on a pinhead
    A bible written on a hair
    A flea riding a bike on a seed
    The church and the tower of Guadalest on one quarter of a centimetre
    An ant playing the violin
    A miniature of the Kremlin
    A village built on a bone two centimeters long.

    Many seemed to involve tiny naked women…..all rather strange!

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