When I was approached to take part in the upcoming Create:Fixate show, “Branching Out,” I was immediately intrigued by the possibilities. Trees, after all, are almost magical organisms on this planet. As I was envisioning twisting branches and soaring trunks, I was wondering how I could offer something a little different, and my thoughts turned to the myriad foliage that lie under the waves. Who doesn’t experience awe when they see light filtering through the fronds of a kelp forest? So mysterious and majestic; so familiar yet alien.