Sea Snail King

This story grew out of a fascination with Paul Klee's painting, a love of the oceans and the discovery that, in Mexico, a purple dye is extracted from the 'tears' of sea snails.   

I let Klee's Complementary line guide me in the shaping of the story

- polyphony around a firm melody.


Paul Klee
Meerschnecken-König, 1933, 279
Seasnail king
watercolour and oil on primed muslin on playwood
original frame, 28.4 x 42.6 cm
Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern
© DACS, London 2008