Conch art: Blood, sweat and tears for his craft
BODDEN TOWN, Grand Cayman: UELAN BODDEN’S display at the welcome reception for the participants attending the Caribbean Week of Agriculture
L2016, which ended last Friday, was the standout stall. Having been driven for almost 45 minutes after a long day, his works of art were a real pick-me-up. “Wow! Incredible!” was the reception from an admirer as he realised that the carvings were created from conch shells, the intricate and detail workmanship stunningly impressive. Everyone who stopped to admire was amazed at the stunning transformation of the rock-hard material. However, none of them was buying, and this might have had to do with the prices.
The cheapest piece on sale was CI$900, and with US$1.25 the