The remains of a small (less than two inches long!) shell washed upon the beach near my home. Finding it, I was struck by the thought that this tiny, broken thing in my hand had once been the home of a small creature. The large scale of the painting is to emphasize this architectural nature of the shell. It was bleached white from the sun, so the colors used are my invention—a home painted in new colors the way a home is often repainted by its new owner.
This work was on view at the Southern Vermont Art Center in 2016.