Summer eases into fall then winter, days get shortened, and the temperature drops on land and at sea. Yet, the surfers and sea worshippers head towards the ocean regardless. They move to the rhythm of the sea. Dressed in wet suits, surfers paddle out with their boards to meet others who wait to ride the wave back. Surfers soar like the seagulls which glide through the air and scour the land and sea for food.
The sea measures time. Each movement is like a breath. It is life itself. The deep sea gives and takes life. Surfers respect this. There's a fraternity out at sea. For them, the sea means something. It might be freedom, love, beauty, or anything else. It could mean something different on different days. It keeps them coming back. The pursuit is a choice, a ritual, a lifestyle.
Time slows down. Take a deep breath, and smell the salty air. Sand gets everywhere: in the air, in the ear, and in the hair, but no one cares.
To breathe, to dance, to fly.
To be whole.
To be present.
To be free and independent.
To be true and authentic.
To take chances.
To let go. To set free.
To be fearless.
To pursue happiness and light.
To follow the sun to Jupiter and back.
To fill darkness with light.
To be forever hopeful.
Venice, California, the skate park comes alive with skater boys who practice and show the world their tricks on their boards. They dip into the bowls and their motion, centripetal force propel them around. Their momentum keeps them going. The sound of the wheels of their skateboards against pavement signal their advance. They flip, turn, and jump high into the air to land, hopefully, on their boards. They come from different neighborhoods and backgrounds, but in their skate park, they are united and differentiated by their talent.
Skater boys inspire and exhilarate. They are fierce and fearless!
Through dance, I leave my mark in time and space. My body is my instrument, with which I carve volumes and create shapes. Dance isn't just about motion, because stillness adds meaning, and allows for pause, pace, and reflection. With beauty, strength, and grace, I dance to express what I can and cannot say in words.
Life is unimaginable without dance.
Living in California, I am immersed in the surfing and skating culture. My style, influenced by the casual, relaxed look of hanging out on the warm sand and hot pavement, is simple and minimal. I'm inspired by the beauty of nature, of life, of love.
Conceived as an art project to sell the things that make up our memories, our dreams. I venture out to sea often and have collected items that have meant something to me. Sea is beauty. Sea is love. You can participate in my art project by buying from my "of the sea, from the sea," collection and online store. Happy collecting!