Ancients of the Deep:
Latemeria #2

Taxa shown: Latemeria chalumnae
Time period: Modern

Location: Comoro Islands

A living fossil, the Coelacanth was thought to be extinct until Christmas day 1938 when one was discovered in a South African fish market. Museum curator Marjorie Courtenay-Latimer was at the fish market, when she came across a specimen that was caught by local fisherman.  It took 14 years to find the population around the Comoro Islands.  These fish make terrible eating.  If they were tasty, people would have known about the sooner.

These are 3 little collage quilts.  They are tiny little scraps fused together to make these cute little fish. 

Displayed

  • Fiber Arts Fiesta Albuquerque, NM May, 2017

  • Threads of the Spirit, Art Show St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church Gallery, Albuquerque, NM May-August 2017

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