Friday, July 27, 2007

Clear Blue

I put together an assortment of underwater images I have taken over the past couple of years into an essay. Interactions formed as a result of this incredible clear blue liquid that gives us life above and below the surface of water.

Circling Life




Sinking through Space


Sitting in Limbo

A Strand of Seaweed

Treading through Turquoise

Thickness of a Wave

Underwater Dance Party


When I am at the ocean, or really any body of water, I feel at peace. This deep connection with water gives me an understanding of my place in the universe. Ever flowing and serene, it gives birth to the world and the manifestation of things- of life, creativity, and ideas.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007


"eternity is not something after you die, it's now!"

think about that for a minute.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Off & to the Right

I have been enjoying the company of close hearts lately.

Willa the Entrepreneur

Matthew the Skate Inspirator

Mikayla the Open Heart

Saturday, July 21, 2007


Kayla's home.

We walked atop the ocean's breeze as the fog rolled in and surrounded us. Wrapping us in its cloak we began to think it was fall again. And we experienced a thing of love.

I've been listening to 'Tear' by the Red Hot Chili Peppers lately, some how it reminds me..
"All in all I'm
Loving every rise and fall
The sun will make and I will take
Breath to be sure of this
In the end
All will be forgiven when
Surrender rises high and I
Gave what I came to give"

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Through the Looking Glass


So many times do we look through a window and witness true beauty. Driving through the countryside every day in New Zealand I felt completely serene. The warm meadows and deep azure skies contrasted each day with pouring rain and golden streams of light breaking through heavy clouds. My heart felt at home.

A piece of glass is an incredible thing. With the potential to be created through a bolt of electricity, and made from a tiny piece of earth- we take it too often for granted. I am amazed by the creation of this clear solid. These images are a compilation of views from a window. What you see passing by..


a color double

roaming taurus

my childhood giants



scene from a car



grazing wool

through a window

golden movement taped


full billowed mountains

open prairie

darkness falls

sideways rain

Saturday, July 14, 2007

What creates in years past

Piopiotahi. Fiordland. Milford Sound.

This place creeps up on you, driving for hours through the wet mist, the sound of raindrops patter against the shield of the auto as tourists desperately grab for their cameras to get that one perfect shot. The sun shines through heaps of billowing clouds and scorches the golden prairie. We hold out our tongues to feel the crystal clear water drizzle down our throats and we all look at eachother, strangers at first but connected through this one feeling of awe. The mountains glare down at you, they shimmer in the light and shiver in the dark. As the rain pours down, hundreds of waterfalls begin to appear through each crevice of these sheer rocks. You feel as if you are surrounded by water, it is not only in the air, it penetrates your skin and bleeds through your pores. You are moist. Being totally encompassed by the grand pulchritude of this ancient place makes you feel the interconnectedness of all of this, of everything. To be filled with this deep sense of gorgeousness you must see it with your own eye. Millions and millions of years ago this place was a massive glacier, carved out by the water, and it is now home to the lushest of rainforest, the wettest days in all of New Zealand, and extraordinary marine life that frequent the waters. It is truly tapu.


keep falling on my head

golden storm

point and shoot




wind breaker




gloom and a rail

a telling foot


the tourists stop