ABOUT THE ARTIST
Rebecca Chapa is the daughter of a Mexican migrant farm worker. Her father Roman Chapa picked crops in Texas and California and was the only one of his brothers and sisters to graduate from high school. Although raised in the suburbs of Westchester County, Rebecca embraces the culture of her ancestors and strives to honor them with her craft.
Sand Dollars are a natural product. Although we have sealed five “doves” and sand from Ocean Beach in your dollar, sand may sift through them.
Please handle with care as breakage could invite the beach into your home!
ABOUT THE SAND DOLLAR
The Pacific sand dollar lives in sea beds below low tide. Live sand dollars are fuzzy and covered in dark purplish spines. They generally live six to ten years at which point their bare white exoskeleton may wash up on the beach.