Thursday, August 19, 2010

Underwater Inspiration

Lately, I've had the ocean on my mind. Not the ever so cliche waves-crashing-upon-the-surf, but the dark, calm and mysterious world far below the waves.

Maybe it's due to my recent trip to the Oregon Coast Aquarium, or that I'm a Pisces or that I just love water. Whatever the reason, I've been thinking about sunken ships, sea creatures, nautical imagery and the like. There is just something so beautiful about the quietness of deteriorating metal structures and the lights refracting around it.

But no more talking, let's take a look shall we?

underwater 3 underwater2
under2 under3
under4 underwatersculpture
*The last three are from an underwater exhibit created by Jason Taylor in 2007.

On a related note, I recently began experimenting with resin to create something that replicated the look of underwater metal - so far, these are my favorite:
Lost: key Lost: Gear Wheel

Didn't quite mean for that to turn into such a long post, but I hope some will find inspiration from it.

Until next time - Happy Crafting!


  1. I agree, there is something really beautiful about shipwrecks. I always want to know there story and see what kind of treasures might be buried there.
    I really, really like your resin pieces! They really do have that same kind of feel to them...good job!

    found you on etsy forums, i hope you'll come visit me too!

  2. Very pretty photos. I wouldn't mind going down below if it wasn't for things that could eat me, lol.

  3. fantastic photos!

    Love the new pieces too. Did you contribute to the Nemo/Patriots Stadium competition?



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