My Life With Trilobites - detail by Glendon Mellow

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Oil on canvas. Detail of a larger painting.

My Life With Trilobites – you can see more information about this image on my blog, The Flying Trilobite .

I like this detail of the larger piece: should I upload the whole thing, weird size and all? The original is 12″×24″.

Glendon Mellow – Testing the hypothesis people crave surreal scientific illustrations.

Portfolio: Art in Awe of Science
Blog: The Flying Trilobite
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  • Lloyd Harvey
    Lloyd Harveyalmost 5 years ago

    This is very cool, reminds me of Beksinski.

  • Glendon Mellow
    Glendon Mellowalmost 5 years ago

    Hey thanks!

    I coated it in stand oil, and it pooled and went all grotty. Tough to photograph, but I like it.

  • JenniferB
    JenniferBalmost 5 years ago

    wonderfully surreal! and the dirty, grotty look really suits it! :)

  • Glendon Mellow
    Glendon Mellowalmost 5 years ago

    Thanks JenniferB! This is actually a close up. There is a bit more to it you can see here .

  • jacqleen
    jacqleenalmost 5 years ago

    wow..this is soooooooooo crazy GOOD….wow!

  • Thanks Jacqleen! You can see the whole image on my new dotcom, in the painting section. I kind of like this detail on its own too.

    – Glendon Mellow

  • netmonk
    netmonkalmost 5 years ago

    Nicely painted!!!

  • Glendon Mellow
    Glendon Mellowalmost 5 years ago

    Thanks Netmonk!

    I poured stand oil all over it and it pooled in interesting ways on the surface. Tough to photograph though.

  • Glendon Mellow
    Glendon Mellowover 4 years ago

    I’ve begun a new series featuring this character. I’ll be posting new images throughout the summer.

  • greenstone
    greenstoneover 4 years ago

    superb relationship between all life, past present!!! Trilobites are the fossils that are the most amazing to find for me!!! They are supposedly the rarest fossils in Cornwall, but i have found nearly 40, along with many others!!! i love this painting and its brilliant concept! georgie

  • Durham White
    Durham Whiteabout 4 years ago

    wow, this is cool… nicely crafted!!

  • Thanks Durham!

    – Glendon Mellow

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