Incredible: Before and After Images Showing Movement of Snails

Daniel Ranalli

Daniel Ranalli

In his Snail Drawings arrangement, Bostononian Daniel Ranalli orchestrates snails on a shoreline and captures the patterns they make as they travel through the sand and around rocks. The “before and then afterward” diptychs are entrancing to take a look at. He has put in 25 years capturing and working together with nature in this work of art.  We end up stunned by these small animals and the consistency or unusualness of their developments, thinking about the amount of time has passed between the first photo and the second. Such an extraordinary experience can be made with nature on the off chance that you back off a tiny bit and quietly hold up.

From Ranalli’s statement: “I tend to think of the snail pieces as a metaphor for the order we establish in our lives, and how the element of chance enters in to affect the result – regardless of how much we attempt to structure it. My rhythm of working is based on the tides, as the snails are sedentary at certain tides. They are much more active on the outgoing tides and typically move toward the sea.”

Daniel Ranalli

Daniel Ranalli

Daniel Ranalli

Daniel Ranalli

Daniel Ranalli

Daniel Ranalli

Daniel Ranalli

Daniel Ranalli

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