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Head for Deb
cuttlefish, feather
2010
Scarface
cuttlefish, shells
2013
Head 2
cuttlefish
2013
Banff Head
cuttlefish
2012
Bronzeface
cuttlefish
2012
Wink horns
cuttlefish
2012
Diablo
cuttlefish
2011
Debs head
cuttlefish, feather
2010
Widow's peak
cuttlefish
2012
Happy head
cuttlefish
2012
Squint
cuttlefish
2010
Sleep
cuttlefish
2010
Disturbed sleep
cuttlefish
2010
Roadtrip - Coral Bay
cuttlefish
2010
Eyespy
cuttlefish + shell
2012
Flathead
cuttlefish
2011
Caribbean head
cuttlefish
2011
Scarf
cuttlefish, feathers
2011
Hair man
cuttlefish
2011
Swoosh
Cuttlefish
2010
Cat for D + P
cuttlefish
2012
Fish
cuttlefish
2010
Whaletail
cuttlefish
2010
Maori eye
cuttlefish
2010

The carving of cuttlefish bones that wash up on the shore in the winter months has been an ongoing project for Hylands. The execution of the carving is carried out using only a shell that is found nearby and the end product is photographed then left in the vicinity as an anonymous ‘gift’ for a stranger to discover.

Hylands has been carving 'Beach Heads' regularly since 2001 and has left them on many beaches along the Australian coastline including Queensland, Northern Territory, NSW and Western Australia.

All pieces are between 6 - 20 x 6 - 12 cm in size.