Looking for Fossils Artwork by Sarah Vernon

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New Media: Digital on Other.

The basis for this image are two vintage beach photos from Flickr which I melted together so that the beach was no longer empty but contained two boys, one looking at the camera. There were originally three of them but the third lad didn’t quite work on the beach of the other photo. I adjusted him so that he was ankle deep looking out to sea but I couldn’t make it look real so I drowned him!

I used one of my own backgrounds and combined a texture from Kerstin Frank and from 2 Lil’ Owls.

Talking of fossils, I recently finished reading Tracy Chevalier’s novel, Remarkable Creatures. If you’ve ever read Chevalier’s work, you will know that she writes about real people with extraordinary skill so that you feel you know something of what they were actually like. Remarkable Creatures is the tale of two female fossil hunters, Mary Anning and Elizabeth Philpott, in the early 19th century when women’s status was not what it has become. Fossil hunters? Female? Whatever next! But their discovery of the first dinosaur was to change everything, not that they received any credit at the start.


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Looking for Fossils

Sarah Vernon

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Size: 16.7 W x 11.9 H x 0.1 in

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