The Sea. It’s power has mystified my creative conscious for decades, drawing me closer into its rhythm and deeper into its depths - initially through ceramics and now baking. Although I live just blocks from it’s lapping tongue, there are stretches when I feel it’s ionic balance but am devoid of the luxury to absorb it’s metallic reflection. It’s a complicated relationship balanced between urban hustle, sheer fear, and respect. I miss the opportunity to free dive or scuba into warm, clear waters and have lapsed in making this magnificent Union a reality.
Yesterday out of desperation, I went to the shore, gathered its water, and mixed it with primordial microbes and grain before wedging it between shells with gathered or grown vegetation: Arame, Sea thistle, and coriander. Inspired by @reneredzepinoma’s recent mollusk musings. #existentialvalidation