May 8, 2013
The Aquarium of the Pacific will feature an art exhibit, titled Kelpwrack: Gifts from the Ocean, by painter Susan MacLeod in its Great Hall from May 15 to July 15, 2013. Inspired by the shapes, colors, forms, and textures of the twisted masses of kelp on West Coast beaches known as kelpwrack, MacLeod’s paintings convey messages about ocean health. Kelpwrack indicates the presence of an offshore kelp forest.
MacLeod was born and raised in Montana. She moved to Seattle where she earned a bachelor’s of fine arts and a master’s of fine arts degree in painting from the University of Washington. Her art work is on display in schools, city halls, businesses, and private homes, and she is a member of the Beach Ecology Coalition. In past years she created large-scale urban earthworks. To see examples of her work, visit susanmacleodart.com.