it's funny because i'm not often stirred by natural forms. i love the earth but its flora and fauna don't generally get me excited. what i like about these however is that it seems clear that the artist has really studied the object. it's like she's (successfully) drawing attention to the small things - the little details in our world. finally, the way they are presented in silver, a material and colour not commonly found in nature, makes them all the more beautiful and fascinating to me.**
*which incidentally is what happens when you hang upside down backwards over a tree branch. i wonder if this is how miss. justine brooks got her inspiration??
**this does not relate to the post above - which means i'm totally disobeying the rules of asterisks. however, i thought you might be interested to know that someone googled "is there a lot of turbulence on a flight to hawaii 2011." for real - and then they ended up at my blog - which i think is hilarious and perfect. that's also totally something i would google!