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“The stars we are given. The constellations we make. That is to say, stars exist in the cosmos, but constellations are the imaginary lines we draw between them, the readings we give the sky, the stories we tell.”
-Rebecca Solnit, Storming the Gates of Paradise: Landscapes for Politics

This project is a meditation on the connection between humanity and the sea, drawing inspiration from personal narratives intertwined with elements of mythology, astronomy, and mysticism. The ocean serves as a bridge to the cosmos and assumes the role of backdrop and central character. We live on a planet whose surface is covered in water and in bodies that are at least half composed of water; we are physically and psychologically connected to the ocean. The photographs are made in the water and on the shore - our evolving human access point where earth and sea meet. This constantly shifting border between the known and unknown can be viewed as a metaphor for change. The photographs are toned blue to reflect the sea's inherent connection to the sky.