The Answer to Guess the Nature Inspiration #5 Is Atolla Wyvillei a Coronate Jellyfish
"Society evolves not by shouting each other down, but by the unique capacity of unique, individual human beings to comprehend each other. " LEWIS THOMAS from his book The Medusae and the Snail
The inspiration was this beautiful coronate ( crown like ) jellyfish that I really wanted to embroider after discovering these images from the Medusae Hall ceilings that were painted in the early 1900's inspired by the drawings of Haeckel.
This beautiful coronate jellyfish exhibits bioluminescence which is the emission of light by a living organism. I attempted to incorporate this concept in my needlework by using some glow in the dark and neon colored embroidery thread from Japan. The real problem for me was trying to photograph it with my simple digital camera.
You are getting much better at this game because this time 4 different people guessed jellyfish. The winners are Kelly, Kristen , Rane and Daniela. I agree it really did look like a virus particle but alas that was not the inspiration. I will be emailing the winners to obtain their addresses and send off the prizes. Thanks so much for participating over this very busy halloween weekend. Here are the two pumpkins my daughter Tamara and I carved on friday night just before dark.