Grind Studio

Zeraph Dylan Moore

Fossil Cliffs

On view at Schooner Gallery Gift Shop, Milbridge · 5 x 5 in. · $ 54

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5” x 5” x 1.5”. Acrylic, paper, thread and fired copper on canvas.

Fossil Cliffs is named for the cliffs in Lyme Regis, United Kingdom where, in the early 19th century, a child named Mary Anning found an ichthyosaur with her brother and went on to become one of the greatest fossil hunters and paleo anatomists of all time.

The rock in the cliffs at Lyme Regis are part of the blue lias, a rock formation that stretches through many parts of England. The rock follows a distinctive pattern of horizontal layers with different strata corresponding to different geological time periods. Amateur and professional fossil hunters visit the cliffs and the beach below to learn from the rocks.