Pictured above is the top of a tortoise shell I’m sculpting!
This is the first in a series of tortoise shells I want to make to explore the myth of the whole world resting on the back of a turtle shell. It’s interesting how so many different ideas can be found rolling around together in a single object. The beauty of repeated forms, the intimacy of a fungi’s gills so like the intimacy of a woman’s body. Also: regeneration, rebirth, growth, death, cycles, connected systems. Existence.
I wrote an inspiring poem about this piece and the beauty of repetitive forms in nature.
And even though the poem is part of my personal process that I shared exclusively with my Patreon supporters, you can still read it and take a refreshing poetry break right now by clicking below for a free PDF.
Wishing you a week full of inspiring walks in nature,
p.s. A nature poem break is as close to a nature walk as you’re gonna get while you’re stuck at work, click here for instant poem access!