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Kelp Work

Kelp-Inspired Artwork x SeaTrees

We believe the ocean has the power to reverse climate change. Through a partnership with SeaTrees, proceeds from each kelp-inspired artwork supports the regeneration of giant kelp forests off the Palos Verdes peninsula.

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Process photos by Britt Bloom Photography

The Story

Kelp is magnificent, inspiring and powerful. Known to sequester more carbon than any forest on land, it stands as a tidal shift; a climate solution. In ideal conditions kelp forests grow quickly into canopies, up to two feet a day, providing food and shelter to hundreds of species. In learning about the vulnerable state of kelp forests in 2020, I wanted to highlight these exquisite macro-algae and find ways to protect them.

When I discovered SeaTrees, I felt hopeful for the restoration of kelp forests. I began creating kelp-inspired artworks in response to their efforts. Now in collaboration with SeaTrees, purchasing a kelp-inspired print, original painting or sculpture, plants trees in the sea. With your support, may we restore kelp along the coast.

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Meet SeaTrees

SeaTrees directly supports communities and scientists who protect and regenerate blue-carbon coastal ecosystems. This includes planting mangrove trees, restoring kelp forests, coral reefs, seagrass meadows, and conserving coastal watersheds.

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Restored Kelp >

Palos Verdes - The Bay Foundation

SeaTrees is working with The Bay Foundation to restore kelp off the Palos Verdes Peninsula. This is one the largest and most successful kelp restoration projects globally, and the techniques employed are being replicated around the world. 

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'Kelp Forest'
Sustainably sourced rattan & steam-bent plywood.

Installed at Art City Gallery in Ventura and at Brittany Davis Gallery in Los Angeles in 2021.

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'Woven'
Non-toxic walnut oil paints on a sustainably sourced wood panel

More original kelp paintings and prints are on view at OVA Arts downtown Ojai.

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plant trees in the sea with limited-edition prints