Anna Brooks

Giant Kelp                                    

Giant kelp is the largest seaweed, growing up to 40 metres tall in underwater forests.  Sadly, along Tasmania’s eastern coast, more than 90% of the Giant kelp has disappeared due to ocean warming and related factors.

 

These large charcoal drawings create a sense of immersion in kelp and celebrate its texture, translucency and movement in water.  One drawing depicts healthy kelp surging upward to the light.  A second drawing shows kelp degraded and dying.  I aim to give viewers an appreciation and delight in this plant and to bring awareness of its decline. 

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