Dendraster excentricus (This Western Sand Dollar)


A study in admiration of natural form, off center with balanced symmetry.


Who among us can deny that sand dollars have a kind of magical mystical double life? Perhaps through transference, these creatures (albeit in death) carry with them, a form of hope, a sheer sense of wonder and luck upon finding one washed up on shore, whole and complete.  I simply can not deny how excited I felt when I found this sand dollar on the Oregon coast.  But I still wonder - why?  This series of photographs seeks to depict in detail a simple admiration of natural form of this Western Sand Dollar.



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10, 12, 14, 18    (aboral side of test)

11, 13, 15 -17    (oral side of test)


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