Sunday, August 22, 2010

waterworn (i)


the waves work against the shoreline and gradually shape it to suit their form




a fluid, soft-edged, image of a wave

- a wave expressed millions
possibly billions of times over

18 comments:

Rachel Fenton said...

I love the way form and image are repeated in nature, yet each copy is lightly askew of the previous one...like the way the meaning of words shifts through synonyms...

jinksy said...

Your words break in as many varied forms as any wave...

Bonnie said...

awesome, steven. thank you.

steven said...

rachel - that's a very cool connection between distorted or off-balance repetition and synonym. oh i like that! steven

Elisabeth said...

These rocks remind me of the skin of an old woman - gnarled, wrinkled, the layers of the years. Thanks, Steven.

steven said...

jinksy - it's one of the strengths and weaknesses of language isn't it. steven

steven said...

bonnie thankyou. steven

ellen abbott said...

these are just so beautiful!

steven said...

ellen can you see these rendered as layered glass. possibly different shades of pale green or blue. steven

steven said...

elisabeth - they share something in common with an older person's body in that they carry the medals and wounds of life's passage don't they! steven

TechnoBabe said...

Are these the natural colors of the rock and water? Such deep colors.

steven said...

hello technobabe, yes. the top two pictures were taken in full-sunlight. the bottom two in low light. the rock on the pei shore has a brownish-red colour to it as does much of the soil. here's what i know. pei was formed a long time ago on sedimentary bedrock of soft, red sandstone, which produces the red soil. what you see in these photographs is the sandstone actually flaking away. in fact if you step on the edges they break off they are that brittle. you can carve into it as well! steven

hope said...

I love what Mother Natures does with raw materials and a few hundred years or so. :)

Thanks for sharing...these photos always bring out the peaceful side of me.

Linda Sue said...

I turned the bottom photo sideways- it looks like the rain that pours down our window in the muted light of the season.
Also thank you so much for your brilliant comment on opposites! Awesome and well said! Cheers!

Titus said...

Oh, that's beautiful steven. Fluidity in stone.

Bee said...

Mesmerizing.

Where are these waves, these stones?

steven said...

bee the waves and the shoreline are on prince edward island which is on the east (atlantic) coast of canada. steven

Golden West said...

Beautiful, Steven.