This shell is an Ammonite, a marine animal that went extinct at the same time as most dinosaurs, around 65 million years ago. The shell’s spectacular coloration is unusual and is found only in ammonites from Alberta, Canada, such as this one. For many millions of years, the shell was subject to high temperatures and pressures, which produced the iridescent effect.
Photographed in the Museum of Natural History in NYC.
Brazilian Sculptor Saint Clair Cemin has six (of course) of his stunning, large scale outdoor sculptures on exhibit now at one of Paul Kasmin’s two locations in the Chelsea Gallery neighborhood. And Then I Close My Eyes
Cemin’s sculptures are initially created to be viewed and enjoyed in an outdoor environment. Each one is very beautiful and has unique properties.
The sculpture above especially has a gorgeous iridescence that probably looks amazing in the sun.
Saint Clair Cemin: SIX will be on exhibit at Paul Kasmin Gallery, 515 W. 27th Street, New York through October 13, 2012.