Wednesday, 15 December 2010

The Inner World of The Shell

South Carolina x-ray tech William A. Conklin became a pioneer when he decided to x-ray seashells, exposing their inner world. Although his pioneering days happened some time ago, we continue to pay homage to those who contributed so much to the world of conchological art.

The video below is a fantastic older interview from Carolina's WBTV with Mr. Conklin, who gives us a rare look into the inner world of the shell. Many thanks to YouTube's CarolinaCamara for posting this great clip.

In 1995, Mr. Conklin authored a wonderful book titled "Inner Dimensions: The Radiographic World of William Conklin" featuring his highly acclaimed radiological art work. This book is available on (direct links listed below).

To the best of my knowledge, Mr. Conklin does not sell prints of his highly acclaimed work. However, if you are in the market for such items, visit George Green's site:
Green Things X-Ray Shell Prints or visit his ebay store for some very beautiful radiological art prints of seashells and other marine life:

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