At Water's Edge
There is something poignant in these beautiful objects that are no longer needed as homes for the mollusks that once inhabited them. These empty architectural forms are not useless detritus. In their new “life-stage” they have new purposes in the coastal ecosystem. Barnacles, algae, sponges, and seaweed grow on their surfaces. Even as the shells are battered into smaller pieces they are needed to prevent beach erosion. Eventually they become the sand itself.
This work was on view at the Southern Vermont Art Center in 2016.