Sunday, July 28, 2013

Latest work: "East Meets West"

On March 11, 2011, the Tohoku earthquake resulted in 16,000 deaths in Japan and a tsunami wave that destroyed property, some of it making its way east across the Pacific and washing ashore in Oregon. The first of this tsunami debris was an enormous cement dock that landed on Agate Beach in Newport on June 5, 2012. I photographed some of the dock's cement texture and combined it with other photos I'd taken of peeling paint on a fishing boat, paint splatters on docks, and more to create this piece. I particularly like the feeling of time passing in the "sky" and the quiet movement of the dock as it floated along the current from Japan to the Oregon coast. ©Carol Leigh

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