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Urchin Pearls, Unique Shell Mirror by Shellman Scandinavia



Urchin Pearls, unique shell mirror by Shellman Scandinavia in Sweden. A strictly patterned shell mirror using only four “ingredients” from sea and beach: shiny Arabic cowries lining both inner and outer edges, urchin spines in beautiful color nuances, a string of pearly mini turbans and black volcano sand. This frame elegantly defies the notion that shell art is always too much of everything. Following the Shellman tradition of late Sydney-based shell artist Paul Bruce and Dutch shell artist Niels van Alphen, the third generation of Shellman is now based in south Sweden. In truth, Shellman is two shell men. Father Mikael Hjärtsjö and his son Buster left successful careers in advertising and at Apple respectively to create high quality, one-of-a-kind mirror frames and sculptures, covered with treasures from sea and beach. Each work – free form or strictly patterned – is a genuine conversation piece in its own right, following Shellman’s high ambitions to live up to the mantra: good enough is not enough. Shell art by Shellman standards is a painstakingly, yet awardingly slow and careful process that has rendered clients in the US, commission work to Sicilian palazzos and of course, Sweden. Urchin Pearls was put together during some intense weeks in a temporary Shellman studio in Amsterdam. Getting the urchin spines to fit each other was a tricky process but the end result will grace any wall. In your hallway? Bathroom? Home office?


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