Ever since I was little, I´ve been messing around with glitter, glue, clay and colors.
Ten years ago, I was completely taken by the beauty and fragility of Oysters, which led me to start
depicting them in watercolor.
I think I have an eye for noticing beauty in things otherwise overlooked. To take a moment of pause,
capture the moment and feel it, the same way I did the very first time. The time stops for a few
seconds, I see all its details, this sensual sea creature laying in a bed of crystal pearl colors.
The inside so very fragile and beautiful, while the outside is rough and hard. The shell is difficult to
penetrate, which protects the inside, either consciously or unconsciously.
That kind of contrast fascinates me.
In some ways I think they are much like us. Within a hard ‘shell’ we sometimes hide our ‘inner child’,
our sensual being and our most vulnerable parts. I believe the reason that we want to hide this part is
because we’re afraid of not being accepted for who we are, afraid of being hurt or misunderstood.
Two different sides of us forced to live together, something I think many people can relate to.
I want to share what I perceive and feel. And in turn show you the beauty I see and feel around me.
Photo: Josefine Laul @josefinelaul