SHELL FUGUE, art print (detail shown)


What beautiful chaos in a joyous seascape.  The jumble and symmetry of seashells stretches out like taffy along this abundant shoreline.

“Pattern is a language.  Without a Rosetta Stone
its vocabulary is infinite, its grammar fluctuates.

A shell will write a sonnet to itself
just by the shapes and lines on its enameled face.

Shells of the same species will chatter among 
themselves like spinster aunts in full gossip.”

(Excerpt from poem by Steven E. Counsell)

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SHELL FUGUE original is a pastel, watercolor, gouache painting, 13″ wide by 10″ high.
Available as a Giclee Print which is 5-10% smaller than original painting.
Steven E. Counsell signs all his art prints.

Giclee Prints are archival prints and made on museum grade paper with pigmented inks.
Giclee prints take about 3 weeks to produce and ship with insurance coverage.
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SHELL FUGUE is featured on pages 152-156 in our visionary art book titled
ILLUMINATIONS The Geography of the Imagination by Steven E. Counsell


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Giclee Print