These artworks are inspired by a facet of our big wide world I find to be utterly raw, absolutely unfiltered, and undoubtedly vast; our ocean.
I am overcome by its ferocity.
I must surrender to its mercilessness.
I begin to count to ten and... go mushy. By seven, I succumbed to ataraxy.
“It’s a graceful collapse into euphoria...
Solace for the self.”
My favourite place to visit is a five-minute walk from my house. To get there, I go along my street, round the bend, down the steps, across the road, and through the slightly overgrown pathway.
No cars or public transport necessary.
I don’t need to wear shoes in the city — in fact, shoes are probably discouraged. The floor is not appropriate for that, because it moves beneath your feet.
Sometimes the city’s main attraction is too aggressive and must be closed for the day. It stands too tall, roars too loudly, and even holds people beneath it so they cannot breathe.
The other half of the city is always open; it’s smooth to touch, warmed by the sun and creates anonymous trails of wonder.
Throughout the day, people exercise in the city — no memberships required. From early morning until dusk, people walk, run, and play. It’s popular to exercise on large planks of fiberglass, shaped like leaves. When people bring these boards, they often spend hours upon hours being pushed by the forces of glassy moving mountains.
The best part of the city is its creator.
She constantly keeps everything functioning and rarely produces a gloomy day. Even with the dullest of skies, she unceasingly provides freedom for movement.
Today my sister and I are going to the city together. She wants to read, relax in the fresh air, and I want to write a story about the great wen.
We have walked along my street, round the bend, down the steps, across the road, through the slightly overgrown pathway.
Now sitting in one another’s silent company, we face the city’s main attraction, livid, because we did not bring our fiberglass planks and now cannot join the thirty or so black dots clumped in the far-left outer break, taking turns to emerge and progress across the creator’s ride.