Statement

WE WALKED TO THE WATER AND FOUND DARKNESS IN THE NEGATIVE SPACE AMONG SCATTERED LAWN CHAIRS, THEIR HAPHAZARD PLACEMENT UNDERSCORED BY THE EURO-POP 
PLAYING JUST METERS FROM THE SHORE.
DEEP RED STAINS TINTED SAMM’S LIPS. A BLUSH SPREAD ACROSS HER CHEEKS. SHE STRETCHED HER LEGS AS I SUNK INTO THE SAND BELOW HER CHAIR.
I FIDDLED WITH THE STRINGY GRASSES AROUND ME, BRAIDING THEM INTO A TANGLED CHAIN. I STARED INTO A SLATE OF BLACKNESS. THE SEA WAS INDISCERNIBLE FROM IT’S DARKENED SKY ABOVE. IT CRASHED WITH RHYTHMIC SWELLS, COLLIDING WITH OUR STAMMERING WORDS.
“MEHTAP.”
I KEPT MY EYES FORWARD, 
I FELT SAMM GLANCE IN HIS DIRECTION.
“THE MOONLIGHT ON THE SEA. THE TRAIL IT LEAVES ON THE WAVES... IT’S CALLED MEHTAP.”
I LEANED TO ONE SIDE, LETTING THE SAND MOLD AROUND MY FRAME. I WATCHED THE MEHTAP ROCK FORWARD AND BACK WITH THE PULLING TIDES.

 

14.7: THE AMOUNT OF ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE
EXERTED PER SQUARE INCH AT SEA LEVEL.

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VICARIOUS VIALS (2014) BEGAN AS A METHOD TO CAPTURE THE ESSENCE OF A PLACE, 
DEPICTING A UNIVERSAL NARRATIVE BETWEEN PRECIOUS OBJECTS AND SENSORY EXPERIENCES.
UPON EACH NEW ARRIVAL, A VIAL HAS BEEN UNCAPPED AND CARRIED AS A SYMBOLIC FILLING OF EXPERIENCE: AIR — THE PERVASIVE, LIFE-GIVING,OFT-IGNORED MASS, UNIQUELY PRESENT IN EVERY LOCATION. WHAT CAN BE IMMORTALISED BY A CAMERA BECOMES BOTH PHYSICALLY 
AND METAPHORICALLY SEALED WITHIN A GLASS VIAL—SEEMINGLY-EMPTY, 
BUT FULL OF PLACE AND TIME.
SAMPLE 14.7 IS A COLLECTION OF WORKS HOLDING THE WEIGHT OF OF 3 YRS IN 13 COUNTRIES, 2014 - 2017.