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Chiton,side view by ou8nrtist2 Chiton,side view by ou8nrtist2
This is a chiton. A marine browser that travels slowly across undersea rocks eating algae and leaving a clean trail in it's wake. It has an eight segmented plate armor structure that has always fascinated me. The underside has strong muscles that cling tightly in strong current or if molested.
I have taken some liberties in making it an art piece and exaggerated the spiky axis structure, but it is based on a real species indigenous to Vancouver Island and as far North as Alaska. The one I speak of has bright orange coloring and pronounced spikes ,deeply incised with a chevron pattern...
I've identified it as:
Tonicella Lineata

Welded bronze,(underside) to stainless steel(topside).
The plates started out as scrap oval shapes from the laser cutter.(notice the telltale CERF(cut) on the side edge of some of the plates).
Length-5 inches overall.

SOLD Jan 29,2011
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feldrand Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
yes. yes, yes - love it... :D
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VandaLann Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011
Wow beautiful!
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Professional
Thank you LeAnn...
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VandaLann Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011
You forgot an e... :D
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Professional
It's misspelled on your homepage...
My apologies LeeAnn.LOL
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VandaLann Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011
Nope it's not. :P
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Professional
OMG you mean I left it off the end...
So sorry,I'll get it right eventually.LOL
LeAnne-There,did I get it right now?
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VandaLann Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011
Yeah that's right, sorry if it seemed I was giving you a hard time for it. I ment it in jest. :)
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Professional
No problem.
a name should be spelled right...
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RuneKatashima Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011
This picture has been used by me more than once to explain things. I just love the overlapping plates. Thanks for this :3
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