For many people, the coast is the ideal place to be. It’s the escape; it’s the honeymoon; it’s the annual holiday with the kids; and it’s the ultimate retirement destination. Nothing speaks more about tranquility and freedom as that boundary between land and sea.
This exhibition is Daniel Sponiar’s attempt to capture the essence of detachment from space and time, that would allow one to be energized in spirit and to be free from the constraints that daily life imposes. The images reflect possibility and a way forward, to see a future that’s not built on prejudices or cultural barriers. The sea is the origin of life on Earth, and we are still drawn to it. It has cultivated civilizations and the coast has provided the pathway for the evolution of human settlement around the globe. The power and beauty of the natural world is always the focus. The human footprint reflects man’s attempt to reconcile himself with his environment, and achieve a kind of synchronicity. The man made elements are there in the images to reflect the ideal harmony that is possible when mankind rejects its desire to dominate and control the natural world in favour of a sustainable future.
This body of work highlights the essential beauty of a coastal environment. It also points to a natural life force that is bigger than humanity, but can accept and include our place in the universe.
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