Seashells—literally the empty skeletal remains of ocean life are the subject of this watercolor. They are on a textured background, created almost entirely without the use of a brush. The shells themselves are carefully rendered, not as perfect specimens, but rather in their broken and battered conditions. To me, these time-worn “remains” of life display a new kind of intricate beauty and integrity. This work was on view in a South Coast Artists Invitational exhibition at Gallery X, New Bedford, Massachusetts in May 2016.
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