Diving into the ocean off the coast of California might
look something like this... on a day with good visibility... if you're
really lucky. But, in case you didn't get to see all of these critters, or
if you want to see them all without having to get wet, here they are in
all their bright beautiful glory.
Keeping the bright orange Garibaldi fish company are two
moray eels, an octopus, and an assortment of starfish, nudibranchs, sea anemones,
gorgonian fans, zooanthids, sea urchins, and other sea creatures.
This wall hung sculpture measures 2' wide by 4' high.
The octopus, eels, fish, starfish, and anemones are all sculpted from wool
fibers using a time consuming needle felting process. (The octopus alone
took over 100 hours to create.) The gorgonian fans are made from wire
painstakingly wrapped with yarns. The rocky base is covered in an
assortment of fabrics including hand created fabrics.
This piece represents many months of work to create.
Below is a glimpse into its creation: