A photographic study in admiration of natural form from the series: Dendraster excentricus (The Western Sand Dollar). Who among us can deny that sand dollars have a kind of magical mystical double life? To some, these creatures symbolize hope, to me they embody a sense of wonder and admiration of their form upon finding one washed up on shore. This series of photos portray this particular sand dollar as a singular natural form embracing the mystery of forms found in nature.
Matt Niebuhr - Untitled (shimmer), charcoal and graphite on paper, 22” x 17” (2010)