Forest Stepping Stone
       
     
Forest Stepping Stones
       
     
Forest Steppping Stones
       
     
Wheels of Time
       
     
Boa Constrictor (detail)
       
     
Boa Constrictor
       
     
Forest Stepping Stone
       
     
Forest Stepping Stone

Cement, Spray Paint, Scat

Forest Stepping Stones
       
     
Forest Stepping Stones

Cement, Spray Paint, Scat, Pine Needles

Forest Steppping Stones
       
     
Forest Steppping Stones

Cement, Middens, Spray Paint

Wheels of Time
       
     
Wheels of Time

Gampi Casting

Boa Constrictor (detail)
       
     
Boa Constrictor (detail)

Driftwood, seaweed

This work is an exploration of seaweed found at a beach near Beacon Hill Park in Victoria, BC. I spent hours carefully wrapping the already interesting branch. The strength and creative potential of the kelp and seaweed I used reminded me of working with handmade paper made with plants. I was pleased with the way the seaweed dried and stretched, changed colour from brown to bright green, and formed a sparkling layer of salt on its surface. The green striped form reminded me of a large snake and recalled a story about a young man encountering what he believes to be a snake and upon closer examination discovers it is just a rope. Our sense of reality is often a false illusion.

Boa Constrictor
       
     
Boa Constrictor

Driftwood, Seaweed