Originally uploaded by megan_n_smith_99
oof. i stayed up too late, painting. these are inspired by ammonites, ancient relatives of the squids and octopuses. imagine herds of these creatures, drifting through the seas of the triassic and cretaceous.
here is what Wikipedia has to say about the name, ammonite:
" Their name came from their spiral shape as their fossilized shells somewhat resemble tightly-coiled rams' horns. Pliny the Elder (d. 79 A.D. near Pompeii) called fossils of these animals ammonis cornua ("horns of Ammon") because the Egyptian god Ammon (Amun) was typically depicted wearing ram's horns"
and now i should get to bed.