Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Artistic Statement # 2

I was born and raised at the bottom of the sea, but have lived in a coastal town for the last 14 years. My life has been shaped and informed by shoreline scenery and ocean culture: reflective water, angry surf, seagulls, beach gear, board walks, mudflats, and the arias of seal wives basking on rocks.

I'm a man, mostly, a swimmer first and foremost. I change strokes and depth at will to suit my needs and hungers, eschewing a narrowly defined distinction between land and sea, and life and death. When I breathe I reference the work of any other breather, in a spirit of earnest exploration, thereby acknowledging my affinity with birds. I am never strictly romantic or drowned.

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