The Sea As A Body
If one looks at the surface of the sea and its tidal movements, one
can see it is breathing. Its own kind of breathing. This upper layer
of the sea is its skin. It is called, in scientific terms, the epipelagic
zone, or the sunlight zone, as it is the part of the body which takes
in the sunlight. It is what is exposed to the sun and the elements.
I have myself seen the sea’s skin shivering under fierce winds.
Series of short texts and images produced while at sea in Northern Iceland during the spring-summer 2015. An extract of the text was part of the exhibition C-E-T-A-C-E-A at the Húsavík Whale Museum, and a booklet was produced compiling the series.