Compositions of shells made with the artist's interpretation

Nature has always been an inspiration for art, over time the greatest artists have tried to imitate and reproduce it. It can be seen how, in nature, shapes and colors are very often repeated and resemble each other. This also concern mollusks, which often recall natural and landscape elements. The series wants to highlight this aspect, enhancing, thanks to the compositions, the fractal shapes and the vivid colors of some species. The photographs are also a tribute to the historic combination of art and nature.

A forest of Turritelle (left) and five Terebre armed with poison (right)

In reality these large pines are Tectus dentatus and can only be found in the Red Sea.

They look like trees, but they are South African Coluzea (Turbinellidae).

Japanese village of white Epitonium and colorful Pleurotomarie.

Family meeting between Cipree; among them more or less close relatives.

They call them "human hearts", but their scientific name is Glossus humanus.

A forest of Gemmula (Turridae) that inhabit the muddy bottoms of the immense Indo-Pacific Ocean.

It looks like a host of threatening Samurai, but in reality it is just delicate Babelomurex.

Two roses without thorns (Haustellum barbieri)

The "Angel Wings" pierce the hard clay beds of Florida (Cyrtopleura costata).

These "Olives" do not produce oil, but powerful toxins (Oliva sericea).

A small village of poisonous Conus.

The Pecten jacobaeus takes its name from St. James: it is the symbol of the pilgrims who walk the "Camino de Santiago de Compostela" on foot.

A mountain range of Patelle and Fissurelle.

A group of Chlamys who remembers Mirò's palette.

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