“The soul wants to walk in that cleansing air and not come back”
These sand paintings are a small miracle and remind us of the astonishing grace of nature, a grace that gives a deep and direct communion with the soul. When Sarah Ducker was in Byron Bay, she saw these wondrous creations on the beach. The morning joggers, oblivious to their beauty, trampled all over them so Ducker had to act quickly to capture them before they were destroyed. They became a metaphor for the cavalier destruction humans wreak on the environment as we battle to survive our day and neglect to perceive and engage with the charm that surrounds us.
Existing in the beauty of the landscape, in the light and dark, silence and sound, heat and cold Ducker hopes to capture a stillness and harmony that elicits a desire in the viewer to enter the landscape and reside quietly in nature.
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