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Soft pastels on
dark blue Canson Mi Tientes paper
12 x 12 inches
$395 framed (plus sales tax, shipping and insurance)

Upon purchase, you will be contacted about shipping costs, or
contact me in advance for an inclusive price quote.

This is a little crab we found when we took my grandson (the life that intervened!) to explore tide pools on the beach last summer. I think it’s a juvenile dungeness crab. It was so small and so spunky–a beautiful little beach being!

The title also has a double meaning. The most obvious is about the first contact between members of two different species. However, “first contact” also is a phrase commonly used to talk about the potential first meeting of earthlings and aliens from other planets. Look closely at this image, and see if you can tell conclusively which is the alien and which is the earthling.
Prints and cards also available (click here).