Francene Levinson 
Contemporary Paper Sculptures

Contemporary Paper Sculptures by Artist Francene Levinson transform modular 3d Origami into 
beautiful museum quality fine art.

Urchin

Urchin is part of my "Ocean Life Series." It was inspired by the small spiny round creatures that live at the bottom of the sea.The sea urchin in found across the ocean floors worldwide, but rarely in the colder, polar regions. Sea urchins are commonly found along the rocky ocean floor in both shallow and deeper water and sea urchins are also commonly found inhabiting coral reefs. There are nearly 200 different species of recognised sea urchin, that come in all shapes and sizes. Some sea urchins are covered in long thin spikes where others have a hard shell that is made up of chalky plates. The red sea urchin is the longest living creature on earth, with some living more than 200 years. Sea urchins are omnivorous animals and therefore eat both plant and animal matter. The sea urchin mainly feeds on algae on the coral and rocks, along with decomposing matter such as dead fish, mussels, sponges ans barnacles.

Posted by Fran on June 7, 2012 at 3:38 PM 1723 Views