The Beautiful Variety Of Spiral Shell Fossils

The beautiful variety in fossil snail shells - art inspiration at the natural history museum, click through for more pictures!

Spirals are beautiful forms and meaningful symbols.

growth

beginning

expanding

forming

but, cyclically.  Spirals move steadily outward, but they are always spinning.  Always turning around through the same orbit even as they move away from the center and grow.

A natural choice of subject matter for a nature artist!

The beautiful variety in fossil spiral shells - art inspiration at the natural history museum, click through for more pictures! (ceramic sculpture by Jenny Hoople)

Nautilus sculpture by Jenny Hoople of Authentic Arts (one of the patron rewards for my Patreon patrons!)

I work at home with my junior paleontologist (he’s 3!)  And we spend a lot of time at the local natural history museum.  Here are some of the spiral fossil shells they have there, I hope they inspire your day as much as they’ve inspire mine!

The beautiful variety in fossil snail shells - art inspiration at the natural history museum, click through for more pictures!The beautiful variety in fossil snail shells - art inspiration at the natural history museum, click through for more pictures!

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