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Shell Study by Kelly Lynn Jones

A still life (plural still lifes) is a work of art depicting mostly inanimate subject matter, typically commonplace objects which may be either natural (food, flowers, plants, rocks, or shells) or man-made (drinking glasses, books, vases, jewelry, coins, pipes, and so on). via here.


I have had a huge interest in Still Lifes for awhile now. This Shell Series is part of my investigation around modes of display, beauty, and meaning within our everyday objects we collect and surround ourselves with. These shells were found at Edisto Beach in South Carolina. I am interested specifically with the inherent history each shell contains and that I will never be privy to the narratives it carries.


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Taken on June 1, 2012