Melanie Murray

Melanie Murray

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Ammonites are all over the Dallas, TX area. I have a huge jar full I have collected.

Ammonite is used in finding your way down the spiritual spiral path to the center where the God and Goddess await.

shell spiral

The colors and the textures in this shell close-up are really wonderful. The spiral shape leans grace and form; it amazes me that things seemingly so fragile tumbled around in a powerfull sea can survive. Painting is brewing in my mind!

Victoria amazonica has been a long-running inspiration even beyond its botanical “wow” factor, not only for its structure but for its instant recognizability.

nybg: “ janedzisiewski: “ Apparently Sir Joseph Paxton’s structural ideas for the Crystal Palace came from plants - and more specifically the Victoria Regia Lily pictured, which were later cultivated inside the palace.