Shellter

2016, series

Photographs
Large format archival pigment prints

These homes once housed tiny sea creatures, and like the homes of their human counterparts, when abandoned due to life, death or predators, they are left to the elements to decay. While it's a common experience for us to collect beautiful seashells on a sandy beach, it's easy to forget that these homes were once filled with vibrant life, now exposed to eroding forces.

The large scale photographs face us with the deception of beauty in decay. "Shellter" is a reminder that life is fragile and subject to outside forces. Like the power of the sea and elements to these little creatures, we have little control over our ultimate destiny.