Oyster Thief Series

For this group of 14 wall sculptures, I harvested Codium fragile from the ocean beaches of Buzzard's Bay, Massachusetts. Codium fragile is an invasive seaweed species commonly found on the East Coast of the United States. It degrades native eel grass, which provide shellfish beds. The seaweed fiber is processed into a paper pulp, and allowed to dry into irregular, dimensional forms. Finally, the forms are dipped into beeswax and bonded together.