New Story: Oceanway Folk Art, Christel Bartchlett’s Flowers of Fish Scales

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The bright red three-dimensional rose petals are made of fish scales and the basket itself is a triggerfish hide beaded with tiny snail shells. Off to the side hover butterflies with wings made of fish gills.


The original artwork of Alan Bartchlett’s parents, George and Christel Bartchlett, comprised of willow twigs, sawfish bills, and manatee ribs, is nearly all that remains of Goat Island.


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