23 of 30 Hawk-wing Conch (Broken Shell Series)

The World Stopped Spinning (Hawk-wing Conch, Juvenile)
4" X 6"

This fragment was irresistible because it answered a question that had been spinning about in my brain. I wondered if the beautiful exterior of shells remained that way as they become the interior walls as a shell grows. It seemed sensible to believe that they would. The particular way that this shell was broken provides the answer because it lays bare two inner walls.

It makes me both happy and sad to think of this hidden beauty within shells. I like knowing it's there, but I wish I could marvel at it without the shell being broken.