I picked up a scallop shell off the beach in Corpus Christi, in the morning before a show. I have been studying this shell for several years through the chasing and repousse process in metal. I have trace the outline of the shell to chisel into bronze, silver or copper. This time I have taken a photograph of the back of the shell, and extruded the outline using photoshop, an application originally invented for artists. Using the hyper real photographic extrusion I discovered huge irregularity in the form of the shell. The production mobiles are a lot like seashells. There are a lot of them. To the eye, they all look the same. Only by a very close inspection can we detect that each one is a unique individual. They may be a bit like human beings, only as with the sea shell imaged in the picture above, in reverse. We are in their midsts, and up close we detect the differences and detail. While up in our moon lander, there are only a few models, and they are so similar, they would look about the same.