We have uncovered a new novel cell form in the Brooklyn dig. These seem to be made up of approximately half the cell form of the former cellulose vertebrae found a couple weeks ago. The cells have a spiny protuberance that realigns the mass contained within the quad-lobed cell-form. These images are currently only from deep scanning x-ray microscopy and are several hundred feet beneath the previous sample. We believe this may be an earlier proto-form of the previously discovered organism, perhaps a more autonomous variation with increased individual motility due to the spine like appendage that may have been movable at its base. We hope to reach this level in a few months so that we can fully examine these forms and determine their evolutionary connection to the cellulose calcification in higher strata.
I made an afternoon in the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens last fall while the roses were in full bloom. This is one of a series of drawings exploring the composition of photographs exploring morphological differentiation between varieties. The drawing, as they do, took on its own form, expanding into a topographical field. The individual flowers act as seeds for expanding and converging curves, populating the page with islands. Each region maintains a structure and resemblance to its original variety while adapting at the edges to merge with the neighboring domain.