Nautilus Universe

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ArtistEriko Kaniwa

The spiral is the most intriguing and inspiring motif for me. In particular, the interior of a nautilus shell is comprised of finely divided, cell-like compartments linked together like a spiral staircase in a logarithmic spiral that obeys the golden mean, beckoning my mind to the far reaches of eternity. In this experimental work of art, I used digital enhancement to visually present my sense of the flow of energy of the universe within this shell.

Eriko Kaniwa is a digital artist of Sensegraphia of Japan. Sensegraphia is a conceptual redefinition of photography, in which the visual aesthetics of the photograph are used to develop and express the sense of nature that enables us to recognize that humans are a part of nature's dynamics. She creates digitally enhanced artwork based on her unique philosophy. Her works were displayed at galleries in London and New York, as well as at the art fairs and international exhibitions such as Fotofever Paris and Barcelona Foto Biennale.