A long time ago artists used shells to hold their paint. In 2014 I made some of these colours from woodpaste and paint in an oyster shell.
In school we had a timeline above the green board, showing evolution from past over present to future. It seems to me we look at it wrong, presented like this we place ourself outside of this timeline. Instead, we should look at it from the centre of the line itself, like in a dot where past and future meet. This way we are at all times at once. That is how it really is, the chair wasn't built today, and you weren't born right now, we are past, present and future. We are the meeting point between dinosaurs and new species to come. These oyster shells in my atelier are the meeting point of past painters and future works.