Pacific-ly Project

Humboldt Squid Shoal – Wood Cut

Humbold Squid Shoal
Double layer wood cut with Acrylic paint.

NFS – Part of the Pacific-ly Project


Sheephead-Sea Urchin and Kelp Wood Cut

The beautiful Male California Sheephead is depicted amongst the straggly Kelp that the Sea Urchins are heartily devouring.

All life is connected. When one species is off balance it continues a chain of irregularities.
Naturalists have noted – The areas of diminished kelp. The reduction in size of the Big Male Sheephead (which eats sea urchins) and the abundance of Sea Urchins devouring the Kelp. 
Some Sheephead are commercially harvested, but recreational anglers mostly fish it. Practicing catch and release (especially of the Big Males) helps to relieve pressure off the species. 
Sheephead are a unique fish. They live in coastal shore communities…and are Hermaphrodites. They all begin life as a female. As needed, they will turn into males to continue the species. When over fished, smaller females transform into male to make up for the lack of males. Thus – smaller males overall. The big males seem to have the best control of the sea urchins.
This artwork is part of the Pacific-ly Project

Pacific-ly Project Space – An Art Odyssey into the Sea

Pacific-ly Project – An Art Odyssey into the Sea

Suddenly in August 2012, I found myself at 344 3rd St. in LB. Physically putting together this sort of organic idea of an environment, exhibition and working space. I have enough space to build art and hang it as I go – and to arrange and rearrange. Building an exhibition around myself in a sense. How cool!

Anyway, I can’t wait to finish the cleaning and prepping (which I must mention is very important part of the process for me to set up a space) and get busy working on the rest of Pacific-ly art pieces – and creating this “alive” space in progress.



Scheduled Open Studio Events –

Monthly Open Studio Events! In conjunction with the 2nd Saturday Artwalk

August 11th, 2012 6pm – 10pm
September 8th 2012 6pm – 10pm
October 13th 2012 6pm – 10pm
November 10th 2012 6pm – 10pm
December 8th 2012 6pm – 10pm


Project Description:

Pacific-ly – An Art Odyssey into the Sea (project space) is just what the name implies – A diverse selection of artwork in varying stages of completion that creates a unique environment of inspiration, movement and color.

The project space is evolving and is dedicated to building the artwork with Pacific Ocean themes.

Pacific-ly – is a blend of fact and fiction – educational and imaginative.

Pacific-ly succeeds in exploring topics as vast as the Pacific Ocean, by providing a beautiful presentation of artistic samplings of marine life, mythological and spiritual creatures of the sea as well as addressing issues such as, sustainable recreational and commercial fishing and environmental conservation.


The Pacific Ocean has generously provided us with nourishment, inspiration and adventure. As a result of the oceans vast size we forget that it is fragile and exhaustible. Science and knowledge has changed the way people view the ocean – Once again we stand on the cross roads of wonderment and grasp for a better understanding of the Oceans sustainable nature.


Images are updated frequently on my facebook Page
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This project sponsored in part by: