Rick Crawford | Shell Fragment Series #21

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Rick Crawford | Shell Fragment Series #21
Rick Crawford, Astoria, Oregon

Shell Fragment Series #21, 2019
Repurposed Sissoo Rosewood urban salvage timber from Ft. Pierce, Florida; milk paint; kelp root from Yaquina Head Lighthouse beach, Oregon; beach stone from Short Sand beach, Oregon
4.25 x 5 x 4" | 10.8 x 12.7 x 10.16 cm

My greatest source of artistic inspiration is what I find in Mother Nature. She has done all of the design work, it's up to me, the artist, to interpret it. I have been a beachcomber all of my life, and I began an artistic journey in 2008, creating sculptures based on the seashell fragments that I find washed up on a beach. I feel as if Mother Nature is nurturing my artistic soul here. **Of special note: This is an interactive piece, encouraging the viewer to freely move the shell form around in relation to the base.