Click to enlargeThe Dark Cemetary ~ Ocean as Womb and Tomb

13" x 2.75"

Of all sediment samples I've tried, the sediment on this rim is close to my favorite because it has a matte brown leathery look that allows each foram to suspend in it and speckle yellow from its shell that gives me goose-bumps while I reflect on the vitality that once emanated from the shell's pores. An odd kind of friendship, I know. And about the same time I was experiencing this life-changing transition, I saw an article in the New York Times about the ocean being a "womb and tomb". These vast cycles of space and time are a comfort to my sense that contemporary life is chaotic.

Not a bowl you appreciate for dramatic color! Interior sediment from Brazil Margin, rim from Ceara Rise, west of Africa.

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