Ivory Sand Dollar, Mellita quinquiesperforata
Despite their fossil-like appearance, these beautiful creatures are alive today. They are Echinoderms, related to starfish and sea urchins. The petal-like pattern is basically their gill; it allows them to breathe. The holes in their body, called lunnules, allow for wave currents to flow past them rather than lifting them up and carrying them away. A perfect gift for the beachcomber in your life. These large 5" x 7" high quality art cards are printed on card stock, come pre-folded, packed in a clear sleeve per 10 cards, and include one white envelope for each card. Cards are blank inside for a personalized message. Printed on recycled paper.
My mission as an artist is to inspire an appreciation for and curiosity about nature and its creatures by communicating the aesthetic beauty of this planet’s amazing creatures as they really are.
It is my hope that this appreciation will result in acts of empathy & stewardship towards these incredible creatures portrayed in my paintings.