Archipelago II – Egilsay


Limpet shell in Phormium Tenax cocoon basket.



Archipelago II is a series of limpet shells, which I have cocooned in Phormium Tenax fibre baskets. It carries on from my earlier series and has grown on my worktable, very like my own miniature archipelago. Just like the Orkney Islands, each one has its own distinct character.

Each limpet shell in the series is cocooned in its own Phormium Tenax cocoon basket. I gather the Phormium locally and strip the fibres from the leaves by hand.

This is my final series of limpets, a fond farewell to these beautiful shells and tenacious creatures that have given me so much inspiration over the past couple of years.

Size : approx. 5 x 4.5 x 2.5cm