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Shelltered

This body of work of hand held objects made out of enameled copper mimics conch shell forms.  The outside of the shells are representational of the conch shell form and color.  The inside of each shell holds drawn images of places that are significant memories to the maker.  The images are created with graphite and ceramic underglaze crayons on various colors of enamel.  Interaction with the forms is required to view the hidden images and fully understand the objects.  The organisms' protection provided by the conch shell runs parallel to the idea of the fabricated shells protecting the maker's nostalgic places.