Argo

Bronze

This artwork is inspired by Nautilus’ shells. It is concerned with our destruction of the oceans through overfishing and our impact on marine life. This bronze Nautilus shell is engraved in a scrimshaw style. On the outside of the shell the fishing ships can be seen trawling the seas. Nautilus shells are taken from the sea for their beauty and used as ornaments. Therefore on the inside of the shell (where the Nautilus would live) there is an engraving/cave painting of the Nautilus dreaming it is finding revenge by sinking a fishing ship.