Creating the bronze candle holder half moon I artist-designer Irene Maria Ganser expresses her deep love of nature and the sea. Working on this exquisite piece took her back in time and to the Lighthouse Reef off the coast of Belize.  She captured the beauty of a seashell before time and tide start chipping away at its surface, slowly grinding it to sand. half moon I is named after Half Moon Caye, an island located at the southeast corner of Lighthouse Reef Atoll, where the artist found the original shell.