Gary Jackson: Fire When Ready Pottery
A Chicago potter’s somewhat slanted view of clay & play
Categories: nature

When I first rolled in, I found these cool things all over the beach & road. At first glance they looked like a bunch of bowls?! Or helmets? Or something made out of leather? I was seriously intrigued, and wondering what this “mess” on the beach might be?!

After looking a little bit closer, I found out that they were horseshoe crabs stranded on the beach. Now I’m not an expert on horseshoe crabs, but I’m assuming that they come in with the tide but get caught on land when the tide rolls out. They were all piled up. All over the place. Not sure why… but you know I have an odd fascination with roadkill. And this kind of counts!!!

And doesn’t it seem a little odd that so many of them are flipped upside-down?! Why???


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