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Tide Pool Creatures- Artists' Book

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  • In this hand-crafted Artists’ Book, human emotions are personified as defense mechanisms of the ocean creatures. Format of book as encased boxes emphasizes this theme. Hand-written scientific tags identify each creatures defense mechanism.

    Top box: Crab- “My hard exterior protects my soft underbelly.” Starfish- “I blend into my background.” Snailshell- “I hide inside my shell.”
    Middle Box: Sea anemones- “If you get too close, I will sting you.” Mussels- “I latch onto things to help me during hard times.”
    Bottom box: Pearl shell- “I keep my pearl inside.”

    Media: Bookboard, book cloth, paint paste medium, acrylic paint, sculptey clay.