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Nautical Time Warp

Nautical Time Warp

PriceFrom $150.00

"Nautical Time Warp"  ~ Fine art prints by Carmen Delprat.


This pencil and ink illustration represents a surrealist twist on the concept of time. The professor of Theoretical Physics at Birkbeck College, University of London, Professor David Bohm, explains that the symbol of the nautical shell embodies the concept of time. "The spiral is a visual symbol of time which is neither linear nor cyclical, but a dynamic synthesis of both that combines forward movement with the cyclical contingencies of life. The spiral has a history coiled within it, making present the traces of the past. In a sense the whole development of the shell is present”.


The idea that time can be coiled up in one symbolic shell was the inspiration for this artwork. The female figure morphing from the opening of the shell symbolises the unification between the conscious and subconscious mind. In this unification, time is eternal, the past, present and future exist simultaneously as suggested by the nautical shell. The surreal background, with fish swimming through what might be considered the sea or sky, suggest that the image represents dream-time. My initial idea for this image was to depict the ‘timelessness’ of dreams. The floating ‘bubbles’ with clock faces surrounding the figure suggest that time is all encompassing.

Each home is unit and requires size variables when it comes to artworks. With the range of size options available to suit your special home you can make your statement piece work for you.


What's Included:

  • Limited Edition (100) hand signed by the artist with authenticity certificate. Edition in sizes.
  • 100% Ilford Galerie Textured Cotton Rag 310gsm paper for the very best in fine art printing. The textured surface grain becomes an integral part of the image, adding dimension and enhancing lighter printed areas. This is an archival paper that will give lasting image stability and produce crisp detail. 
  • Included white border around the picture.
  • Tracking during Shipping.
  • Personal Service throughout.
  • GST included (Australia).



Unframed: Ships in 5 -14 business days.

Internation Shipping may take longer than usual. Limited flights have caused delays for some international deliveries.  Please expect 2-3 weeks. Standard shipping applies.

  • Shipping

    Each print is delicately wrapped in acid free tissue paper and shipped in a heavy duty mail tube for large prints or Cardboard folder for small prints. Tracking numbers are then emailed to you for your reference. Standard Shipping applies and will be included at payment.

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