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Paisleys of the Sea | by steve loya
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Paisleys of the Sea

I drew these for the Illustration Friday prompt, paisley. I thought about things in nature that resembled the paisley, and one of the first things that stood out in my mind was the seahorse, whose bodies seem to look like little living, breathing, floating paisleys. I may have also been somewhat influenced by watching some of the "Science is Fiction: 23 Films by Jean Painleve" DVDs, which is a truly fascinating, eye-opening series of short, nature films with a very surreal quality about them. The segments on seahorses, and octopi, alone is worth the watch. Definitely check this series out if you have an interest in nature and art.

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Taken on June 21, 2010