London-based artist Rowan Mersh turns seashells into dreamlike sculptures by meticulously arranging thousands of the same type of shell. Mersh arranges each tiny shell one by one, mimicking the natural geometric patterns found in life.
The shell artworks are just a small portion of Mersh’s artistic practice that also spans fashion design, textile sculptures, and interactive installations.
Mersh studied mixed-media textiles at Loughborough University School of Art and Design and later at London’s Royal College of Art, from which he graduated in 2005.
Placuna Pro Dilectione Mea II
Placuna Pro Dilectione Mea II – Detail
Asabikeshiinh V – Detail
Asabikeshiinh II – Detail
Pithváva Praegressus I
Pithváva Praegressus I – Detail
Pithváva Praegressus III
Placuna Praegressus Mini
Placuna Praegressus Mini – Detail
Echinothrix Mini – Detail