Art is a relative term, especially in these modern times. In its most accepted term, art is the deliberate process of arranging certain elements in such a way that appeals to the senses, trying to achieve beauty. But what these elements are and how they are arranged is up to the artist. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that certain artists have used fossils (preserved remains or traces of animals, plants, and other organisms) to create amazing works of art, very original and interesting; here are just a few of them.
Fossil Fish mural, by Tom Lindgren
GeoDecor specimens adorn this Southern California home (Interior by Adams Architects)
A sample of Stephanoceras sp. Aalenian, Inferior Oolite, Somerset, about 165 mil. years old
A few “paintings”, from here
A smoky quartz from Brazil
A fish and sting ray mural
Blending beauty with usefulness