Oct 29, 2007

Oil on Board, 5×7

This is a shell I picked up on the beach in Africa. I was there visiting my father in 1980.
Here’s a little more info on the shell: Alikreukel, also known as the giant periwinkle, common name for a large marine snail that inhabits shallow waters around the coast of southern Africa. The alikreukel is a large, rounded snail with a predominantly black shell. Old shells left in the sun lose their black outer layer to expose the beautiful mother-of-pearl underneath.
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