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Burgess Shale, Canadian History in Paint, Art as History, Evolution
'IF ONLY', Darwin would have said.
Acrylic on Canvas
36 X 36 in

If Darwin had known about the Burgess Shale Fossils his theory would have made absolute sense because their discovery meant that creatures had been evolving in the warm oceans of the planet for millennia. They were buried in the sea floor and then forced to the top of a mountain by the movement of tectonic plates which had pushed upwards forming the Rocky Mountains. These are my own versions of those crazy creatures that did not evolve into newer critters because they did not survive until today in any form.