On our first trip to Cannon Beach, OR, I saw from afar what I thought was a Giant Squid. How ridiculous of me to think that as there is maybe 1 person on the planet, if any, who have seen one. On closer inspection, it turned out to be an enormous tangle of Sea Kelp. I’d seen it growing in tanks in aquariums and knew a bit about it. Its roots are strong enough to endure fierce storms, far undersea. They can grow up to 50 feet tall. This one must have been through one hell of a storm to have become untethered, its twisted tendrils catching detritus on its way to the shore.
I was inspired to create abstracted fantasy worlds from my photos.
The size was chosen; 9” x 12” and the medium; colored pencil, for portability reasons. I honed my ability to compartmentalize time during this series. Even minutes a day lead to completed work; no minutes leads to no work.
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