Haeckel revisited

Collosphaera Pin

It’s been a while since I last made a piece inspired by the German zoologist Ernst Haeckel, so it was really nice to get a commission from a previous customer to make a pin using images from Haeckel’s ‘Art Forms from the Ocean’ as a starting point.

I love the delicate lattices of the Collospaera and the different layers and textures. I wanted to capture the feel of the images themselves as well, with the colours that Haeckel used to tint his prints.

The pin is made from boxwood, sterling silver and resin and measures 65mm across.