Low Rider


Low Rider features a snail cruising along the forest floor. Leaves, sticks, and camouflaged insects surround the subject. Snails have beautiful swirled shells. I wanted to highlight the elegance of this form by carving it in detail.  I also enlarged the snail shell to a comical degree. Size matters in the animal world.  No one will mess with this plucky mollusk!  This piece was inspired by The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating by Elisabeth Tova Bailey.  A snail takes up residence on the author’s nightstand. Bailey chronicles snail behavior and relays facts about these unusual creatures. It’s a great book that’s worth checking out.


This original artwork was designed, carved, and printed by Lyell Castonguay.  Ink is applied to a carved wooden block and hand-pressed onto Strathmore 300 Series paper.  Multiple carved blocks layer colors, resulting in a dramatic effect.  The artwork is signed, titled, and numbered in pencil by the artist.

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Unframed, Framed