Tossed Ashore in a Spring Tide; Collective Works Gallery 2009

Spring is a time of re-growth in the sea as much as on the land. Strong winds and storms of early spring uproot seaweed, tossing it ashore in high tide; shiny and jewel like for a brief moment only to become decomposing matter by the end of the day. Chalk pastel is essentially a rich pigmented stick of dust. When working on these drawings I find the pastel shifts, smudges or gets blown away leaving shadows of the mark first put there. It seems an appropriate medium to capture the transitory glory of vegetative debris found along the beach.