April 21, 2012

APPEARANCES in Provincetown

APPEARANCES is a Green Arts Festival happening in Provincetown, MA from April 20 - 29, 2012. Outdoor installations (including mine!) will remain until June 9.

I'm thrilled to be part of the festival -- showing my Horseshoe Crab Totems. I installed them this week at Foss Woods (Location 8 on the APPEARANCES map of all outdoor installations.)
Last fall I noticed lots of horseshoe crab shells had washed up on the sand at Pleasant Bay in Orleans and I began collecting them, not really having any idea of what I'd do with them. But I love their shapes and colors. And I love that they've been on this planet for millions of years. According to Wikipedia, the earliest horseshoe crab fossils are found in strata from the late Ordovician period, roughly 450 million years agoAnother notable fact is that horseshoe crabs have blue blood -- which makes them valuable to scientists....as well as to artists!