Time and Tide Bell ~ #200Fish

A Continuing Arts Programme facing Lincolnshire's Coast

#200Fish is a community project to create works of art based on each of the species of fish found in the North Sea

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Fish # 125 Montagu's Seasnail Liparis montagui ~ Charlotte O'Neill

Acrylic 21 x 29 cm

Montagu's Seasnail

In a cold rockpool, close to the shore
The morning sun sits within a body of scales
Shining brightly within a solar system of anenomies and weed
And meteors of crustaceans with flicking tails

The vibrant orange morning sun
Seeks small isopods on which to feed
Sucking at algae and dead rock
Building energy for when it breeds.

Unlike the stars in the sky itself
This small sun's birth is not within the clouds of space
But on a humble patch of ocean plant
Without extravagant explosions or grace.

For the montagu's seasnail, The tadpole sun
Its body small, bright and wide
The very size of the universe itself
Depends on the coming and going of the tide.

Charlotte O'Neill
Biography: Charlotte O'Neill is a young artist and aspiring animator and illustrator with a passion for storytelling that she likes to display through her creativity. She has a fascination with the natural world that is expressed through her art pieces, writing and in her other hobbies.

Fish # 125 Montagu's Seasnail Liparis montagui ~ Sophie Morgan

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