Shell with a Gold Background (2016)
Acrylic painting by Hayley Bowen


  • Acrylic painting, Canvas
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  • Size: 10.79 × 8.82 × 0.51 in (framed) / 10 × 7.99 × 0.12 in (unframed) / 9.84 × 7.87 in (actual image size)
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Hayley Bowen

United Kingdom

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Artist's description:

A solitary perfect shell, found on a beach when I was very young fascinated me. I then learnt that a creature had originally lived inside the shell, so this opened up a whole new world to me. I found out that the shell was home to the hermit crab, but it was originally the shell of a mollusc, who had died. The hermit crab needs a shell to survive, so this is nature recycling at it's very best. I am emphasising here, the importance of things left behind, which may be worth the world to some, at a later time.

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Acrylic Paints, Gold Leaf25.4

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