Sunday, February 9, 2014

Turtle Tableau


(That word tableau is tricky. Kind of like the word once. Sometimes it just doesn't look like the letters are in the right place.) This trifold papercut card is of the hatchling turtles making their way to the ocean. They get eaten in large numbers before reaching the water. I wanted the shell and the background showing through the front panel of papercut to be different and to refer back to the actual substance of sand and carapace. Check out the wiki article on turtle shells:
Quite interesting and complicated. I used a mosaic pattern that merges with the water on the backing, i.e. second panel so that it looks like the turtle cluster just below the surface of the water or their shadow from above.

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