'Caribbean Queen' Queen Conch Shell Watercolor
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Savanna Redman

'Caribbean Queen' Queen Conch Shell Watercolor
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'Caribbean Queen' Queen Conch Shell Watercolor
Caribbean Queen This print is an archival, fine art Giclee created from a high-quality scan of my original watercolor. My original watercolor painting was 20” x 14” on D’Arches paper (sold). The Queen Conch is one of the most beautiful shells found in the Caribbean. Seeing its shining flared pink lip set against the blue sea, I had to paint it. And I love symbolism, so I’m sharing tidbits about the beautiful Queen Conch. It is the emblem of Neptune and the god Vishnu, symbolizing a successful journey and good fortune. Conch shells are associated with water symbols as the source of life and linked to the Yin, the feminine. In the Maya culture, the conch represents water. Ornately carved shells have been excavated from Maya ruins, and the shell symbol is found in their hieroglyphs. The Queen Conch has been valued throughout history, traded, and carried home from many adventures. It has been scrimshawed and carved into ornate sculptures and jewelry like cameos, beads, and buttons. And occasionally, the conch contains a rare, treasured pink pearl. Ancient mariners used the conch (with slight modifications) as a ship’s trumpet.
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Paper: Enhanced Matte
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Frame: Brushed Stainless Steel
Size: 41.5" x 33.5"
Paper: Enhanced Matte
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$551.90
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