The title of the series is taken from Gary Snyder's 1970 poetry collection. The photographs are printed on a cream-colored Washi paper, Asuka White, treated for inkjet printing.
The different textures visible on the screen may be the result of dirt and reflections on a ferry window, digital manipulations, or the wave's own composition at that moment. The Washi, a traditional Japanese paper made from plant fibers, adds a further texture to the mix.
In his book, Snyder sees very clearly what he is regarding: “All/ Gods tides capes currents/ Flows and spirals of/ pool and powers…”
© Ariel Swartley