Fine art illustration of a Spiny Brittle Star (Ophiothrix spiculata.) The illustration is available in black and white or color.
The Spiny Brittle Star was completed on 1.24.2014. My friend’s young son recently was diagnosed with cancer on his neck. This news of course devastated me and I could only imagine what it did to my friend, his wife and their family. Before the child went into surgery (which thankfully was successful) I leaned he had a great interest in starfish. So I purchased a few item online and had them send to the hospital. I was told later the toddler held onto to one of the items – a plastic starfish – all through the surgery. I decided to create a collage of starfish which I will send to my friend to give to his son. The drawing is based on a photo by Ron Wolf and was used with permission.