The Photographer and Designs
Eternal Jellyfish was started by action sports, travel and lifestyle photographer and film maker, Melody Sky. Based in Verbier in the Swiss Alps, she has a passion for all things ocean and mountain. Her art work is usually spontaneous. The graphic pieces of art were originally a photograph given a new life (like the Immortal Jellyfish) by being transformed into graphic art.
The name ‘Eternal Jellyfish’ came about 6 months after Melody started with the graphic design project. Knowing Melody’s great love of the ocean, a close friend asked if she knew of a creature that lived forever. He told her about the Immortal Jellyfish (Turritopsis Dohrnii). The immortal jellyfish, is a species of small, biologically immortal jellyfish found in the Mediterranean Sea and in the waters of Japan. It is officially known as the only immortal creature in the world. Once the 4.5mm immortal jellyfish have reproduced, rather than following the normal path of dying, they revert to a sexually immature stage back to their juvenile polyp state. Their tentacles retract, their bodies shrink, and they sink to the ocean floor and then start the cycle of life all over again. The only known way they can die is if they get consumed by another fish or if a disease strikes.
Melody was amazed by this fact and furthermore thought it would be a great name for her graphic art in which she is taking existing photographs and reproducing them again in a new form to give them another life.