Oceans Growing up in California the ocean was and continues to be a critical component of my life. It's where I've always gone for perspective. The sea, for me, represents the unknown-the potential of what might be. Each person has a unique and personal relationship with the sea. Therefore I've created this series not to be a literal illustration of the sea but as a personal transportive exploration of how we perceive it. "Oceans" is an exploration of a vocabulary of imagery beyond the demands of the literal. I have chosen to create "Oceans" using high color and pattern to encourage the viewer to explore the meditative qualities of the sea beyond the immediately visible.