Holding the Tide 2019- 2020
Every grain of sand is a moment of creation that has taken years to make, each eroded from the constant push and pull of the tide. It is in constant movement and has no permanent home or destination. In these works I aim to capture the language of the sea, a language predetermined by the sun and moon. Nathaniel Hawthorne once stated “moonlight is sculpture; sunlight is painting.” It is the moon that determines each movement, pattern and destination where a grain of sand lay within each moment, and it is the sun that paints them visual to the eye. This body of work captures the conversations of the sea, freezing a moment in time, and giving importance to the discarded mark. It is an intersection of natural material and natures intervention on man-made materials.