This small piece of sculpture was conceived while sculpting with my nephew. It is a playful piece cast simply for fun. It makes me think of person emerging from his shell to begin a journey of adventure in this world. The Patina, or coloration, is ammonium sulfide base with a white bismuth on the shell, leaving the body brown but making the shell appear off-white. Please visit my web site WWW. PAULORZECH. COM to see a complete set of views of this work.