I received an email today from a wonderful group of artists (a family actually) in Victoria British Columbia. The name of the company is Coastal Prezence and they do the most amazing pressed seawead botanicals.
I actually sort of stumbled onto this company and then followed up with a phone call and purchased three originals. They sell prints of their work as well and were very helpful with the selection.
They view their work as Gustav Klimt/Art Nouveau inspired and find that even those that don't live near the ocean are drawn to the shape and uniqueness of their art
What was new in this particular case is the pressings are now being matted in such a way that the canvas presentation wraps around the sides
It is the movement of the kelp within the pressing that make these wonderful when grouped together. They sort of flow into one another and the colors are just beautiful. The brown and ochre colors with the specs of pink are amazing.
Here is another example of the seaweed in a mixed media fish print. I love these!!!
Here are the 3 that I purchased. I framed them with a very tiny metal frame (from Exposures) and they came pre-matted so that worked out great.
I hung these at the very top of our stair well; this is leading out to the roof top deck.
They really make a wonderful collection hung just about anywhere.
I hope you will visit them.
I can't even begin to imagine the trial and error it took to perfect this process but it shows in the details!
Here is a link to their site: Coastal Prezence Seaweed Designs