These little shapes are very addictive.
For some reason I return to the same shapes again and again and have been for years. Perhaps it's a combination of staring down a microscope in a previous career and genetic hard-wiring. We have learnt the meaning of organic shapes, textures and colours occuring in Nature, for survival. Evolution?
Some years ago I was regenerating a swampy area surrounding a sewerage treatment plant in a neighbouring suburb. I was walking through a grassy area when I became conscious of a shape in the corner of my eye. As I turned to get a better look, my pulse instantaneously started racing. There was a glossy black and red coloured shape hovering above the grass about two metres away. It was a very, very large Red-belly black snake, wondering why I was encroaching on it's frog smorgasbord. I'm ashamed to say that I ran away. I had no control over my reaction. A classic flight or fight situation. Red and black............... DANGER!
Barnacles, crocheted tapestry wool. Photographed amongst eroded anchorage roots of Sea Tulips.
The coral shape experiments are developing coloured tips and are becoming more complex.
I'm discovering new colour combinations, shapes and textures. There's enough inspiration in Nature to keep me satisfied for life.