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Barnacle Art

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Living on salt water as we do, barnacles are a fact of life, but we don’t generally get too excited about them. I’ve certainly never considered them to be beautiful before. But this artist has me looking at them a different way.

Something Like This Design (A.K.A. Trygve Faste and Jessica Swanson) have created a series of barnacle-clad intertidal objects which are changing how I feel about the aquatic pain in the butt. In spite of myself, I’m finding these objects really appealing. They incorporate soft, sunset-and-sea colors, graceful ceramic and rope shapes, and textures that make me want to touch them. And then there are the strategically-grown barnacles, which add another dimension and texture to the already interesting objects. I’m really surprised by how much I like them.

These are the second series of intertidal objects they’ve worked with. I went looking for their first series, and it’s essentially the same types of objects with similar colors and shapes and textures, but minus the barnacles. Bizarrely, after seeing series 2 first, series 1 felt a little like a let-down. I missed the stupid barnacles. These people are onto something!

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Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

10 thoughts on “Barnacle Art

  1. I think these are great! The rough textures of the natural barnacles complement by way of contrast the smooth man-made shapes of the ceramics. They also remind me of antique buoys.

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  2. These are beautiful! You always find the most interesting topics to post about.

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  3. Clever! Thanks for sharing. Who’d have thought barnacles could be art? Very appealing pieces.

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  4. Very cool!!! I love this.

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  5. I love the word “Barnacle”. Barnacle!

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