I love finding beautiful pieces of large driftwood on the beach. I love the shapes and movement of the roots. The stories that are locked within it’s textures and lines, shaped by earth and sea. Quite often when I come across artful driftwood, I imagine taking photos of the body against it. A classic juxtapositioning of the natural curves of the body with the grace of the wood, the sky and the sea. The body works itself into nature as it has always belonged there. I do not see people or culture being something separate from nature. We are integrally connected to the wonder and beauty of the natural landscape. These photos are a testament to the interconnectedness of all life and the celebration that it evokes.
“Nature loves courage. You make the commitment and nature will respond to that commitment by removing impossible obstacles. Dream the impossible dream and the world will not grind you under, it will lift you up. This is the trick. This is what all these teachers and philosophers who really counted, who really touched the alchemical gold, this is what they understood. This is the shamanic dance in the waterfall. This is how magic is done. By hurling yourself into the abyss and discovering it’s a feather bed.” ~Terence McKenna