Kelp Study Series
This series combines relief printing of kelp with backgrounds of open water or the interface of sky and sea. Kelp appears to float or hover like clouds. They vary from crisp, delineated prints to fractured, dissolving ones. In time, and later working on canvas, the background washes began to predominate, and led to the Surface series. Begun in 2001, the most recent, Kelp Study 35, was completed in 2006.