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Compartmentalized​,​ Nautilus, 2021
Oil on linen
10" H x 14" W x 1" D

$3,125

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Description
Description
This fossil is likely over one hundred and twenty million years old. To compare that geologic time to a standard twenty-four-hour day, a human lifetime of eighty years is just five hundredths a second. This fossil has been buried below the seabed, calcified, through millions of years tectonic movement, elevated above the ocean. Now it rests on a shelf in my studio. I appreciated the opportunity to paint this fossil. It afforded me the opportunity to reflect on the compartmentalization of lifetimes. Ancestors of today's nautilus buried in mud and calcified into stone under leagues of the ocean on some distant seabed. The fossil was evidence of living organisms. Their hard shells had survived the organism’s existence, metamorphosed, and been placed on my shelf for me to observe and perceive. Despite the finite nature of life, our existence has echoes that reverberate beyond our lifetimes. In one sense, this fossil had been given a second existence in this painting. I wonder where it will be a hundred and twenty years from now, let alone, one hundred and twenty million.
Additional Information
Additional Information

Artist: Landon Clay

Type: Painting

Medium: Oil

Material: on Canvas

Price category: $1,500 to $5,000

Size category: Small (10” to 20”)

Orientation: Horizontal

Colors: Purple, Black

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Landon Clay

Landon Clay

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Born in 1989 in New Hampshire, USA, Landon graduated from the University of St Andrews, Scotland, in 2011 with an MA in Social Anthropology. Realizing his interest in studying…