25 September - 17 October 2020
Stromatolite from Flinders Ranges, SA
20 x 24 x 14cms
The real significance of stromatolites is that they are the earliest fossil evidence of life on Earth. They were the first known organisms to photosynthesis and produce oxygen. They used water, carbon dioxide, and sunlight to create their food, and expel oxygen as a by-product.
The example that I have used in my sculpture dates from a period in time over 560 million years ago. Peter Syndicas September 2020