Solid Symphony

Solid Symphony
Aphrodite Marble
Size:
44” H x 30” W x 12” D

Aphrodite marble is found in very small deposits on a remote uninhabited island of SE Alaska’s Alexander Archipelago. What makes this marble so unusual are the remains of a long extinct species of brachiopods (clams), gastropods (snails) and stramatoporoids (sponge). They inhabited the shallow sea floor during Silurian Times 440 million years ago. Because of the movement of the Earth’s Tectonic Plates the exact location of these ancient sea creatures is impossible to determine but theories indicate they lived near the Equator.

Currently on display at the Gail Severn Gallery in Ketchum Idaho

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