There are so many things we cannot see underwater. As humans, we look at the surface and use our imagination, but the fluid world is foreign to us. I have always been attracted to bodies of water and swimming. It is a theme and element that I’ve explored in my art many, many times. When I created the Waterforms body of work, I was spending a lot of time at the beach. The kelp that is strewn on the beach in California and also growing off the coast is something I have an affinity for along with its habitat. I dedicated several years to working exclusively with it around the turn of the century, thinking this environment would be a timeless feature of our planet that we must protect. The translucence of water allowed for darkroom multi-layering and the creation of fluid spaces that surprise the mind.