Nicole de Mestre: Scraping by

Recycled and found materials. Stitched baskets – Often overlooked, limpets are the unsung heroes of the intertidal zone-one of the most extreme environments on the planet. Underneath their umbrella-like shells, limpets spend their lives licking and scraping the algae off rocks between the high and low water marks, allowing other creatures to thrive. Limpets always return to their original home base-a place where their shell edge and the rock below match perfectly. I also love returning to my home after a busy day scouring the planet for materials to sustain me, just as the mighty limpet does… 20x20x10


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