Catarina Gentil, 2021

# 0060

Sea Shells

Matter, Several Things, Common, Gathered, Polymers, Years

Socio-cultural Data

Historical Uses

Seashells have been historically used as soil fertilizers, pigment for paint and as decorative objects.

Technical Data

Class of Material


Bio-temporal-geographical Data

Residence time (How long does the matter/material/artefact stay in an unaltered state in the location/context/system before it decay?)


How does the item affect the environment in which it exists?

Nourish it

Ontological-cosmological Data


How would you like to be with this artefact/material/living thing/matter?

I would like to grow close to it and explore it's material and symbolic possibilities to use on my artistic practice.

How does transforming this artefact/material/living thing/matter transform you?

It would transform me because it's a material that has been present through out my life and has a lot of sentimental value

What can humans give back to this artefact/material/living thing/matter?

Humans can respect it by not over collecting the material