The Shark Gill
The Shark Gill
The Shark Gill
The Shark Gill
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The Shark Gill
The Shark Gill
The Shark Gill
The Shark Gill
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Load image into Gallery viewer, The Shark Gill
Load image into Gallery viewer, The Shark Gill
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The Shark Gill

ByRyan Borne

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Some of the best and most successful industrial designs have deep roots in the natural design of nature. This study is called biomimicry—the science and art of emulating nature’s best biological ideas to solve human problems. Nature has been solving problems for billions of years, and wise designers have looked to nature for inspiration. Bird wings influence airplane design. Mosquito mouths influence needle design. Shark gills influenced automotive design—specifically, how to vent hot air from the engine while preserving an aerodynamic profile.

Ryan has always loved automotive and airplane design. He finds parallels between car and plane design and the designs in nature, particularly in sharks. This close-up photograph of a shark’s gills displays those similarities. Specifically, Ryan observes, “Nature is beautiful and sharks are beautiful. Shaped by millions of years of evolution, sharks are the closest things to perfection. You can feel their presence and energy. When they're around, they impose respect and humility. Sharing a moment with those sharks is definitely one of the experiences that I’m the most grateful for and that had a huge impact on me.”

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Ryan Borne

@ryan_borne

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Printing

Each Driftward piece is made to order and printed on 10 Mil, 260gsm vibrance luster photo paper using archival inks. Our premium frames are made and assembled in the US and available in black, white and natural wood finish. Each frame is handcrafted with a sheet of UV-blocking acrylic glass and comes fully assembled and ready to display on your wall.

Sizing

Small — Print size: 17” x 13”; Framed size: 18.25” x 14.25”
Medium — Print size: 23” x 17”; Framed size: 24.25” x 18.25”
Large — Print size: 29” x 21”; Framed size: 31.75” x 23.75”
XL — Print size: 41” x 29”; Framed size: 43.75”” x 31.75”
Signature — Print size: 50” x 30”; Framed size: 52.75” x 37.75”

Small and Medium prints feature a .75” border, while Large, XL and Signature sizes feature a 1.5” border. Unframed prints have a 2.5” border.

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Each Driftward piece is custom printed and framed to order. We do not accept returns. However, if your piece is damaged during the shipping process or arrives with any imperfections, please contact us at info@driftward.com.

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