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Geometric Cowrie

Mauritia arabica


Geometric Art is based upon lines and shapes. Abstract Art is defined as an image that is non-objective or unrecognisable and yet evokes feelings or emotions. This shell does not resemble a recognisable object or pattern, the animal cannot see it, it gives poor camouflage and they are not bright warning colours. The pattern is random, a gene mutation which programs some cells to have pigment and the others not. Shell collectors however are drawn to patterns like these. They are drawn to them because they are Art; Geometric Abstract Art in its purest form and Nature is the Artist. Guardians: Emily Tam & Gallant Lee

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AshleyT 3 years ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

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Cairns, QLD, Australia

Spotted on Dec 29, 2016
Submitted on Dec 29, 2016

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