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Seashore Specimens (iv). ‘Today was a blustery day indeed, yet I have still managed to find many fascinating examples of natural history.’


This is an original one-off assemblage created inside a vintage cigar box.

Clara has placed a photograph of herself over a length of red tartan ribbon which was left over after she had replaced the worn ribbons on her favourite bonnet. On her sea walk, her bonnet was snatched from her head by the gusty sea breeze and, with ribbons flapping wildly, cartwheeled for a quarter of a mile along the shoreline before it was triumphantly caught by a little girl and her mama. Displayed in the base of the box is one of Clara’s more enigmatic finds, which she has yet to identify and catalogue, as well as a collection of tiny shell fragments.

I created the painted handmade paper ‘shell’ using cotton linter pulp.


Please note this is a delicate one off piece of artwork and cannot be re-created.



Box closed: W22cm, D13cm, H3.5cm

Box upright and fully open: H22cm, W26cm, D3cm

Not suitable for children.

Price £240

Free UK Post and Packaging



Seashore Specimens (vi)

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