Each frame was poured from a handmade mold I built from clay. The project in whole took about one and a half years, six months of which were spent on frames. I used shells, kelp, and old marine themed trinkets to shape the mold into something to showcase the mermaids. I wanted to emphasize the simple beauty of ocean life that are pure and almost magical when untouched by people. Unfortunately, human impact can be seen on every known point in the ocean, from surface to floor, which is why my frames start at the surface with a wave and sink down through the kelp to the the depths of the ocean floor.