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Tracy Upton

Nautilus Eye

$ 900.00

Tracy Upton

Nautilus Eye

$ 900.00

Under a nautilus' fleshy shell lid, sits its austere, stunning eye. Unlike other squid and octopus which have highly developed lens eyes, nautilus' eyes are flat and and function more like a pinhole camera.  Nautiluses do not have good vision, but instead rely on smell as their primary sense for hunting and mating. 

Due to the shear beauty of its shell, the amazing chambered nautilus is becoming endangered.  Nautiluses currently have very few protections and no restrictions when it comes to international trade.  There's an easy choice here: instead of buying a shell, purchase a painting of one instead!   Chances are a painting will last longer and the life spared for the nautilus is far more beautiful than its mortal coiled shell.  

Materials: Original, signed acrylic painting on canvas.

Size: 16" x 20"

Frame details: unframed on 1 ½ "profile canvas with painted sides, eliminating the need for framing altogether. If preferred, can be framed using a floater frame.

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Copyright © Tracy Upton 2016