The Wayback Machine — Oysters, Beautiful and Vital

The Oyster shell is extremely hard and difficult to open. I thought it would be fun to put a pen and ink version of an oyster shell on clothing and add a small pearl.

The oyster is an amazing shellfish. They’re “filter feeders.” If you put oysters in dirty water, the water becomes clean and clear. People don’t realize that.

That makes me think, do I really want to eat the shellfish vacuum cleaners of the sea? But I love them, and some of the best oysters are right here on Cape Cod.

The jacket represents a superior place to get oysters, a way to understand how special the oyster is, and how rare it is to find a pearl.

A small shellfish has a big job.