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.

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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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