The “Uprising” series (29″ x 38″)

Photograph by Russell Ord

Russell Ord takes some amazing photographs from the surfing spots near his home in Margaret River, Western Australia.  For these dramatic images of clashing waves, the pattern emphasizes the upward thrust of the water and spray.

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Energy Wave (26″ x 38″)

Photograph by Russell Ord

For “Energy Wave”, I used a complex curving pattern to try to capture the wave’s progression from a smooth rise at the lower left to the fragmenting, almost crystalline lip at the upper right.

Unicorn Fish School (26″ x 36″ x 3″)

Photograph by Jeff Yonover

My scuba diving buddy Jeff Yonover takes some incredible underwater pictures (check out Many underwater scenes have shapes and additional dimensions beyond what can be conveyed 2-dimensionally. These pictures gave me a chance to experiment with a curved support (yet another dimension!) to capture the feel of a school of a fish, and a hexagonal pattern to match how coral polyps can pack together.




Red-Tooth Trigger Fish of Banda Neira (34″ x 50″)

Photograph by Jeff Yonover

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Triple Fin on Star Coral (24″ x 35″)

Photograph by Jeff Yonover


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