River Scorpion

A beautiful pelican glides into view as I watch from the tranquil river bank. How strange it seems to me, this green brown waterway so far from the ocean. In the river’s reflection I see another creature, a creature of dry, arid places. A desert dweller lurks here too in the most incongruous of realms; […]

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Poser

He’s on the hunt for a breeding mate. Iridescent waves of chromatophore colour ripple from head to tail. Tenticles outstretch ready to caress or to fight. He’s beautiful and he knows it and nothing will stop him from getting what he wants, … except perhaps the hundreds of other males around him with the same […]

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Chronological Abstraction

At a glance I could easily imagine some old civic timepiece adorning the municipal building of some sleepy Austrian village, a little after 9am on a chilly but sunny winter morning. How easy it is to imagine seeing something completely different when presented with an inaccessible perspective. In this view, the Point Lowly Lighthouse, an […]

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Cuttlefish Eye View

At first I thought two males were simply facing off but on closer inspection the plot thickened. First I noticed a diminutive female beneath one male, now thinking he defended his claim. Then I realised a second female lay protected beneath the second male. So it was clear now that both males had their prize […]

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