Nowadays, many contemporary artists are looking for new ways to express their art in a different behaviour to others. They are abandoning the traditional canvas and instead utilizing sometimes smaller but unexpected things. One artist who is actually famous for this is crafter Mary Kenyon from California.
She applies real seashells and transforms them into beautiful decorative jewelry dishes. Her work is very detailed and looks a lot like pieces of ancient treasure that can be found on sunken ships. She is a self-taught artist and her inspiration comes from her father-god, who was a very talented petroleum painter.
Curious how her artwork is attained? Kenyon’s designs are made by decoupaging an image onto the real seashell’s surface. Then, she carefully paints small-scale decorative details in brass or Swarovski rhinestones. In this style, her artwork looks a lot like from the Victorian epoch, perhaps belonging to an aristocrat.
So scroll down the page and check out her amazing artwork that looks like an ancient treasure you might find at the bottom of the sea!