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She sets sea shells...

An entire room made of shells

In the recent surge of New Ornamentalist projects, even the likes of Caruso St John have come up with nothing like this – a whole room made of shells. Referencing 18th century picturesque grottoes, Yorkshire based Linda Fenwick’s work springs from an early obsession. She made shell curios as a child, and the scale grew as she did. With each commission painstakingly done by hand, she’s looking to ‘go commercial’, though how she’ll manage the workload – short of turning into an octopus – is anyone’s guess.

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