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Len Lye


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CORAL KING


IT IS NIGHTTIME 60 FEET DEEP BY A CORAL REEF. A CORAL KING
LEAVES HIS SKIN OF ROCK AND A QUEEN OF STARFISH LEAVES HER 
SHELL. THEY MEET AS THEY REALLY ARE AND MAKE IDEAS OF THE SEA. 
HE PUTS RED AND SHE PUTS YELLOW. THAT MAKES PHOSPHORUS AND 
THEY SEE THEMSELVES. SOME FINISHED PHOSPHORUS BY THAT STEM OF 
SEAWEED WILL FLOAT TO THE TOP AND BECOME THEIR MEMORIES OF 
THE SEA. THEY MAKE A LOT OF MEMORIES AND BACK TO THEIR SHELL. 
ALWAYS THEY ARE NEW TO EACH OTHER OUT OF THEIR SHELLS.

 

Len Lye


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Last updated 22 August, 2001