Techno-Impressionism - Art From the Sea
This is one of the oldest exhibits at the Techno-Impressionist Museum. It was first posted about thirteen years ago. This accounts for the small size of the images -- modems were slow, and monitors were small, so a page with this many graphics was, at the time, pushing the envelope.
Some have questioned why the shells are broken or imperfect, and some have commented that they have better shells. (The shells, incidentally, came from Sanibel Island, in the Gulf of Mexico.) Perfect shells are easy to find. There are hundreds of shops that sell them, and they aren't very expensive to acquire.
So why the broken shells? I believe that shells are like people. The imperfections add character. Where there is a hole in the shell, you can look into its interior and see another universe. You can see where the creature that inhabited the shell actually lived. And you can see what happened to the shell after its owner abandoned it. (Many of those beautiful shells that you see in the stores had living creatures in them when they were "harvested" to sell to the tourists.)
In any case, you are invited to visit the rest to the museum to see what we have been up to in the ten years since this page was originally posted.
Last modified January 29, 2009