Paintings

Shell #1

Acrylic on paper, 21″ x 30″, 1982

What is left in a shell
beached by the tide?

Whispers of life gone by
tracks of a bivalve

Stone evidence of millions
in beds on the Sea Floor

Shell #2

Acrylic and charcoal on paper, 21″ x 30″, 1982

Hero’s codpiece on the beach

Gone with the sea birds

Food for epaulets

Salted with a sea

Of lovers’ tears

Shell #3

Acrylic on paper, 21″ x 30″, 1982

Fish stretch out at low tide

Leftovers of some rite

Birds pick the eyes

The tide eats the rest

Telling us