17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Altered Images
Growing in Patterns

An observation of a well-detailed shell moved my imagination forward. Snails have their growing patterns as people have stretch marks on their bodies. They mend their houses in several ways as we heal our scars. I was fascinated with how ignorant I have been for the past some years towards these beautiful animals and now liked to watch them with a childish curiosity. Resembling the geological importance of shells with the continuation of the patterns, my intention was to open up a timeless sphere in which they stay intriguing.

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Date Taken: 03.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Photo Location: Rottingdean, United Kingdom
Copyright: © Kíra Krász