Since I was a kid, I have made figurines from found objects: shells, stones, twigs, wire, and wood. A few years ago, while wrapped in a sleeping bag in Geronimo Cave in the Superstition Wilderness near Phoenix, Arizona, I made “Avi” for a dear friend.

Avi by Kai Staats

This evening I hosted a figurine party. We assembled just before sunset to gather shells, stones, and sand from the Muizenberg beach. A few pizzas, bottles of wine, and tubes of superglue.

This is what transpired.

Figurine by Ingrid Figurine making Figurine by Arun Figurine by Nadeem
Jasper Figurine by Diego Figurine by Antoinette Figurines