I love spines. 

There's something I find beautiful about the thread of bones that snake down from the nape of the neck. Looking at the spine in a skeleton – and not just human ones - I can't help thinking to myself, what a wonderful piece of engineering.

I'm also interested in the notion of 'having a backbone', or of someone being described as 'spineless.' Maybe I could coin a new phrase: spineful.

The other evening I saw these vertebrae-like marks on the road, and they inspired this little sketch...


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