Standing Wave (If a Tree Falls) split screen Video (an example of how Site-Responsive art unfolds)
One beautiful sunny morning, I walked down to the water. I was expecting calm seas, because the air was so calm. Instead, waves were crashing on the beach and churning up the sand. Everything looked completely different: the sand, the foam in the shallows and the froth of the crests. My finger never stopped on my iPhone camera. The irony is that I am never able to see what I am shooting, because the light is so bright. I just point and know that something beautiful will emerge. I did several videos this day, because everything looked so startlingly unusual. I wanted to capture all that was happening. I was in the shallows capturing the patterns of the swirling foam and out of the corner of my eye, I saw this massive wave shoot straight up the air-at least 30 feet above me. I didn’t even think. I whipped my iPhone up, and I kept it right on the wave. Everything happened in a split second. I was filled with joy, because I was pretty sure I had captured it. Hours later, I went through all my videos, and there it was, the Standing Wave. When I saw how fast it happened on the video, I couldn’t believe I had caught it. I was in awe, and my thoughts went to, “If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?” In that moment, I knew the answer was yes. Even if I had never seen it, the wave would have been witnessed by the all of the surrounding sealife, bugs and birds-by Nature itself. I was also alone that day. There was no one else on the beach, and I experienced myself as witness. Even if I was not able to document what I saw, my memory holds that moment in my mind. I am so glad that I WAS able to capture it, to share it with you. I decided to use a split screen in this video, so that you can see just how fleeting this moment was, while also being able to see the slow motion version I made. The split screen also allows me to keep the original sound. If I hadn’t already been videoing the shallows, I would have never been able to share this experience with you.
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