- Signed and numbered
Ocean in a Drop California, the Pacific coast of North America edition,
was created to celebrate the journey of water, as it moves from its source towards the sea, the life that depends on it, and the ways it moves and inspires us.
A few years ago, I began black ink illustrations, of ornate and detailed water drops, teeming with marine life.
The bigger picture I see, is a series of drop-shaped designs, each with ocean-scapes and sea creatures unique to a particular area of the world, as a way to celebrate the diversity in different waters.
Portions of profits would go to marine research, conservation and education initiatives in the related geographic locations.
This drop of ocean is for keeps!
xoxo Candace Loy
*What’s in the drop?
Can you spot: Bridalveil Fall, Yosemite; California condor (Gymnogyps californianus), a forest of redwood (Sequoia sempervirens), northern river otter (Lontra canadensis), kingfisher, avocet, snowy egret, western pond turtle (Clemmys marmorata), harbor seals, orca, grey whale, a cool A-frame with surfers (H. surfians) riding tubes in both directions, a standup paddleboarder (H. suppians), a surf kayaker (H. kayakii), a green turtle, a sea otter eating an urchin, abalone, giant kelp (Macrocystis pyrifera), giant Pacific octopus (Enteroctopus dofleini), a Great White shark (Carcharodon carcharias), sunfish, (Mola mola). And more!