A version of this article originally appeared as the Palette Cleanser in Void Magazine’s winter 2020 issue.

Maybe we caught wind of them on the tail of a salty breeze. Or maybe word spread via the coconut telegraph. Truth is, we don’t quite remember how we found out about these large-scale representational paintings of shells and fossilized shark’s teeth by Jax-based artist and practitioner of Radical Naturalism Jim Draper. We were certain though that they’d look cool on our pages. So we sent Void’s ace sharpshooter, Jesse Brantman, over to Draper’s studio to get radical. Enjoy!

You can find more of Draper’s work at jimdraper.weebly.com