Sun-Bleached Turtle Shells
While on a buying trip down south a few months back, we met a fascinating artisan who is also a passionate environmentalist and collector. Growing up on a barrier island off the Carolina coast in the ‘50s, he scoured the island for Native American arrowheads and pottery shards. On his hikes through the woods, he also discovered empty turtle shells abandoned by their original “owners.” After cleaning and leaving the shells in the sun to dry, he began to appreciate the beauty of these found objects as natural works of art – as do we. They look great topping a stack of books on a coffee table or hanging on a wall in bold groupings. Wherever they are placed, they are bound to make a unique and unexpected statement.