Saturday, 17 April 2010


I have a very deep love of the sea. If I´m too far from it for long it hurts. Once I lived in Germany for a year, in Düsseldorf by the Rhine, and it was like the river was making fun of me. Because it was just flowing by on its way to the sea.
I´ve been away for a while nurturing my soul on this beach. It was great. I want more.

Now let me introduce you to Hiroshi Sugimoto. In my opinion he is one of the most interesting contemporary artist around. This is his text about his project Seascapes:

"Water and air. So very commonplace are these substances, they hardly attract attention—and yet they vouchsafe our very existence.The beginnings of life are shrouded in myth: Let there water and air. Living phenomena spontaneously generated from water and air in the presence of light, though that could just as easily suggest random coincidence as a Deity. Let's just say that there happened to be a planet with water and air in our solar system, and moreover at precisely the right distance from the sun for the temperatures required to coax forth life. While hardly inconceivable that at least one such planet should exist in the vast reaches of universe, we search in vain for another similar example.

Mystery of mysteries, water and air are right there before us in the sea. Every time I view the sea, I feel a calming sense of security, as if visiting my ancestral home; I embark on a voyage of seeing."

-Hiroshi Sugimoto

From Hiroshi Sugimoto´s series Seascapes

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