Shells are like jewels. While we may admire jewels when worn, they are mere adjuncts of the person wearing them. Real beauty lies in the jewel itself as well. In my mind, shells, isolated by themselves, with no other distractions, are beautiful in and of themselves. I want to capture and bring out that beauty, and enhance the shells' shapes, colors and shine, and share that creation with others. Shells make one marvel at the diversity of nature, and it is my hope to illustrate some small part of that diversity. -Tom Rathgeb
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