Sol Legare is a small coastal community near Folly Beach, SC and the home of many descendants of the freed slaves that settled there after the Civil War. Sol Legare and nearby Mosquito Beach are rich in Lowcountry Africana history. To learn more about the history of this beautiful place, please take a trip to the restored Seashore Farmers Lodge located at 1860 Old Sol Legare Road.
My inspiration for this collection is to show the beauty of this community and remind us all of the importance of learning about our history and heritage.
A portion of all sales is donated to help support Gullah Geechee Communities, like Sol Legare where these oyster shells are gathered. To donate or learn more, please visit:
The oyster shells of the Battery are an exceptional treasure. Tawny colored sand and sediment encompass to stain each shell. The steady turning of the waves enables the development of their character and time tests the strength of their structure. The shells have survived these rugged conditions long enough to absorb every color of the rainbow and yet still remain strong.
We all have steady struggles, outside influences and the inescapable passage of time. Let this be nature’s reminder to all of us of the beauty and strength we possess despite everything against us. Let’s be exceptional.
A portion of all sales is donated to conservation efforts by the South Carolina Aquarium. To donate or learn more, please visit: