LifeStory 7.Abalone and Pearl
Pearl and Abalone
Oils on Linen 56 x 66 cms (22 x 26 ins) In a private collection.
Here's a man with a dream: To develop the Ultimate Pearl. At this stage, he's not able to say what form or colour it will take. So the pearl is shown as a Round White, reflecting all the colours of the iridescent shell on which it is displayed. Neil Williams made history as the first professional abalone diver at Port Lincoln, South Australia. His catch is shown bouyed by the yellow balloon used by the divers. Above him, the circling sharks refer to his daring contribution to testing the shark-proof cage developed by a friend and now used world-wide.
see LifeStory 8