Entry Title: "Maelstrom"
Maelstrom documents the duality of nature; creation and
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destruction in a single act. It is an exploration of the balance of
light and dark inherent in nature, both on a physical and
qualitative level. In this new body of work, an astounding array of
environmental factors align in a sudden, fleeting, chaotic event, to
produce an oceanic force that is unmatchable in its primal ferocity.
Tracing the source of this event to the particularly volatile El Nino
season of 2016, we are afforded a cursory and comfortably safer
glimpse of the exchange, cycle and balance of power fundamental
to the functioning of our planet and its oceans.These are cycles
that we as humans so often ignore, neglect or respect and are
barely beginning to understand. Maelstrom encourages the viewer
to reflect upon our own naivety and place as a species within the
greater natural balance of power.