Monday, March 16, 2009

still wanting the sea...

the lustrous and haunting all black paintings by Karen Gunderson.
I initially thought that they were photographs and am quite moved by the depth and darkness of these paintings. They have such quiet stillness as well as rushing movement and intense life.

They make me think of the breathtakingly beautiful photographs of Hiroshi Sugimoto. Objects that really must be seen in person for their subtly and size.

Hiroshi states:
Water and air. 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.

I too feel home at the sea. I am free and cleansed whenever she is near. Yearning for this right now.

I really need a beach day.


onesilentwinter said...

gorgeous joetta- i can get lost in them..

emily b. said...

Yesterday I went to coney island and walked around on the beach by myself for hours. If you are considering it, I would highly recommend it. It can be quite healing.

Joetta said...


funny that you suggest that as I was thinking the very same thought myself. I am hoping to go to the beach later this week- and looking forward to all its lovely power.


Joetta said...

getting lost is perfectly what I need right now- getting lost in watching the waves, feeling the sand , drinking in the breeze...letting go of everything else:)

Brittany Noel said...

The paintings and photos are perfect. I've only been to the ocean on a few occasions, all on the same trip down to FL. I really loved it. I hope to live on the west coast someday.

Joetta said...

east coast water even better:)