Starfishes are visually intriguing creatures that live along the beaches. Their brightly colored shell offer textured visuals that make them work of arts in their own right. In Haiti, these shells have not been able to escape the creative eye of local artists and artisans who proceed to enhance their appeal with a paintbrush, some brightly colored paint and some imagination. As a result, sea stars are transformed into delicate home accent that provide non tropical homes a unique Caribbean touch. The item featured this week is one of many types of seashell art that Haiti has to offer.