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Lovely Animals Sculptures Made Entirely of Seashells

 Many of us like to collect seashells and pebbles when we go to the beach. The New York-based artist Anna Chan took this popular pastime to the next level. When the Covid-19 pandemic broke out, work dried up for Chan, who is a jewelry designer by profession. To pass the time, she and her 10-year-old daughter spent their days at the beach.

And this is how the artist’s new project was born. The first sand and shell sculpture Chan created was a turtle, and now her portfolio features an array of land and sea animals. She carefully chooses shells that match the real-life characteristics of each animal. For example, a bird’s wings are made of horseshoe crab tails and a lion’s mane is sculpted from broken pieces of yellowish shells.  

According to Chan, sculpting the pieces was liberating and relaxing during the difficult times of lockdown. But what was once a hobby has now turned into the main focus of her artistic work. “I saw great potential with this new medium and was determined to keep refining my work, so I moved some sand and seashells to my garage and that is where I work today,” Chan told My Modern Met. Take a look at Chan’s lovely shell art, and you are guaranteed to fall in love with it too. 

 
Lovely Animal Sculptures Made of Seashells lion
Image Source: Anna Chan / Instagram
Lovely Animal Sculptures Made of Seashells sheep
Image Source: Anna Chan / Instagram
Lovely Animal Sculptures Made of Seashells panda
Lovely Animal Sculptures Made of Seashells trutle
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Lovely Animal Sculptures Made of Seashells octopus
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Lovely Animal Sculptures Made of Seashells dolphin
Lovely Animal Sculptures Made of Seashells penguins
Image Source: Anna Chan / Instagram
Lovely Animal Sculptures Made of Seashells toucan
Image Source: Anna Chan / Instagram
Lovely Animal Sculptures Made of Seashells bird
Image Source: Anna Chan / Instagram
Lovely Animal Sculptures Made of Seashells hedgehog
Lovely Animal Sculptures Made of Seashells koi fish
Image Source: Anna Chan / Instagram
Lovely Animal Sculptures Made of Seashells spider
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Lovely Animal Sculptures Made of Seashells whale
Image Source: Anna Chan / Instagram
Lovely Animal Sculptures Made of Seashells bird
Image Source: Anna Chan / Instagram
To see more of Anna Chan's work, you can visit her website or Instagram page. 
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