Ersatz hermit crabs, grown from potato eyes, are evoked in their created life cycles-youth, old age, and death-dwelling in seashells, amongst brain coral. The cyclical nature of existence, nurtured by an unseen solitary gardener, uncoils without a vanishing point.
17″ x 11″
Watercolor and graphite on paper
Feb. 22, 2006
Each custom made, museum quality Japanese wood frame has been further enhanced with an undercoating of purple clay, with an overlay of hand-gilded, silver leaf, which covers the entire front of the frame, including the inset double-beveled edge. Original, watercolor paintings “float” within each frame, in classic spatial proportions, and are mounted on archival mats, with organic wheat paste, and covered with UV protected glass.