Since I was little, our family took vacations on Sanibel and Captiva islands located on the Gulf coast of Florida. In time we learned much about shells and how the animals made them. This cannot have happened by chance, survival of the fittest, or by a random explosion. The manufacturing of shells and the animals that are protected by them is an intricate design of purpose and order. Science and beauty in one object can only exist at the Hands of intent and meaning.
These paintings were given to my parents this year with the memory of all those vacations intertwined. Each shell brings back a certain image to my mind. I look forward to going again one day with my husband so that he can see and experience the islands.