Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Video: Ocean Arch


Blogger awyn said...

Interesting - the viewer is "inside" looking out, on watcher splashing and slapping against the rocks, sometimes rather forcefully but you don't hear it. What you do hear sets a kind of mood, and inner calmness, which is transferable to other circumstances, "outside" the cloistered zone of observation, and where the calming sounds must be imagined.

Wonderful improvisation, Art. When I first saw it on the page against the black background I mistook it for a photograph--that suddenly self-animated. A visual puzzle piece into which you can climb and instantly be at the seashore. How wonderful.

9:36 AM  
Blogger awyn said...

...erg. That should have been "waves" splashing against the rocks, not watcher. Coffee hasn't kicked in yet. :)

9:39 AM  
Blogger Art Durkee said...

Actually, this particular watcher HAS splashed against those rocks a couple of times, and left some skin behind, too. There was one time I fell into a tide pool right beside where I made these images. Ouch. The camera was dry and okay, though.

So your comments were accurate either way. :)

I appreciate your comments on the video and music very much. You've brought out exactly what I was going for. I've experienced many moments in places like this, when the surf or wind is really loud, that there grows inside you an inner silence. That's what I was trying to convey, that kind of contemplative stillness. I've tried to convey that, probably with varied success, in poems and other music I've made, as well. It's a recurring theme.

I do have still photographs from the same moment, taken at the same time. I usually photograph from the same location when making a video like this. Sometimes I mix them together, too. I will probably do that in a future video.

Thanks again! It feels really good to be understood in one's art. :)

12:29 PM  

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