Emerging from traditional paint and flower pressing mediums into working with seaweeds was challenging at first. The only commonality was in the actual pressing of the plants. An artist strives to gain control over his/her medium and the seaweeds were filled with problems at every step. But there was always an inspiration that kept us going - that would not let us quit, and it was this “inspiration “ that allowed us to move forward, now using the seaweeds as a medium for design. In the design world Art Nouveau is often characterized as being inspired by flowing and undulating plant forms. Architects, and artists such as Gustav Klimt followed this path a hundred years ago. We think it is important today, in this time to re-establish a working relationship with nature, and we as artists are truly inspired by the flowing shapes and bold forms that the seaweeds supply. Wherever we go and no matter how far from the ocean, people on their travels are receptive to our seaweed designs. It is this universal acceptance that has allowed us to grow and continue to pursue this unique medium.