2007, 35.6 x 50.8 cm
Watercolor on paper
The card's inside read:
When Doreen and I visited the beach I wondered what made the
random holes in the sand. I assumed it was some brand of crab
but I wanted to see for sure, so I just excavated one. I was
surprised how deep these little crabs can dig, but I was much
more surprised when I actually got to the bottom and a crab
jumped out. These crabs are about 3 cm wide and look exactly
like sand if they stop moving - so there is definitely artistic
license in the picture since he doesn't look like sand at all. I
doubt these sand crabs decorate their burrows but this guy might
start the tradition.
It was a good reminder that the best presents are truly
unexpected and often come from places we would lest suspect.