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What Happened to My Spines?

Roy Steele Studio


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What Happened to My Spines?
What Happened to My Spines?

Artist's Point of View

The first time I saw a sea urchin in the ocean was at the Haystack, an artist community on the coast of Maine.  In the summer of 1983, I was an assistant to a professor who was teaching in the summer program.  We often went out during low tide and looked at the sea creatures that were left in the small pools of water scattered around the ocean floor.  Sometimes we found sea urchins and my professor would pick one up, brake open the spiny shell, grabbed the bright orange meat, tipped back his head and swallowed the whole thing.  I could never do it, but I did start to grow fond of the little creatures.  When I found out that in their shells contained part of the Fibonacci sequence, I became even more emanated with them. Years later, when I began to hear about their spines falling off because of too much carbon in the water, I was alarmed. On the other hand, after recently reading some studies that showed purple sea urchins might be able to adjust to global warming, I have felt relieved.

5" X 7" Gift/Note Card
blank on the inside
envelope included
printed on 100% recycled paper
cello sleeves made from plants and compostable 
made in Portland, Oregon

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