"All About Oyster"
Artist: Ann Lutz
Medium: Oil Print on Canvas
”Thanks for adding a splash of my color to your world,” says Ann.
Oysters have been part of coastal life since before Europeans came to the Tybee Island area. Native Americans, called the Euchee, once lived among our shores. There oysters were much larger than oysters of today, because they were allowed to grow, untouched, for so long. As the population has grown, the size of the oyster has become smaller and smaller.
Oysters are still a favorite food of many, and oyster shells are a favorite decoration as well. Here, Ann Lutz captures the raw texture and beauty of a previously opened oyster shell. Who knows, maybe it"s one that you ate at Bernies or The Original Crab Shack.