Sandy Cove: June 28, 7:21am, 2013 (excerpt)
Running time: 13:55 minutes / HD / colour
Ocean, sky and movement in Sandy Cove, Nova Scotia, June 28th, 2013 at 7:21 AM.
Camera: Sylvia Safdie
Editing: Patrick Andrew Boivin, Sylvia Safdie
NOTE: By establishing a static shot I am able to focus and observe details and nuances, which I would never have paid attention to had they been occurring in front of me. This also permits the image to “breath”. My work observing & recording movement of the ocean began in 2012. Since then I have spent hours observing and recording the movement of oceans from different vantage points and at different times of day.
“Movement, chance, light, growth and decay are the life-blood of nature… When I work with a leaf, rock, stick, it is not just the material in itself, it is the opening into the process of life within and around it.When I leave it, these processes continue.”
– John Fowles and Andy Goldsworthy, Hand to Earth: Andy Goldsworthy Sculpture 1967 – 1990, Leads: WS. Maney & Son, 1990, pg.160, 162