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The Blown Glass Hermit Crab Shells by Robert DuGrenier are Inventive

By: Jennifer Gosnell - Published: Aug 5, 2012 • References: glassshell and laughingsquid
The Blown Glass Hermit Crab Shells by Robert DuGrenier give shellfish another chance at a home. Recreating their natural habitat, the artist DuGrenier blows glass to replicate their former home and also create an incredible piece of art. While actual Hermit Crabs can live in these shells, they are truly meant as more of an art installation.

Since they are custom made by the artist himself, the color options range from across the rainbow to gold and platinum. The exquisite shell renderings make a fascinating art piece -- a beautiful example of gorgeous sea life.

Throughout his 30-year-long career, DuGrenier has been a glass blower throughout this time. With his work with the crabs, he was able to actually keep hermit crabs in house to study the beauty of their shells.