we’ve been spending a lot of time at the beach this trip, because we have a son who has discovered fishing, to his father’s delight. i spent our last “fishing” trip dodging waves near the end of their reach, walking slowly from rock deposit to rock deposit, scanning the ground just in front of my feet. i was looking for a collection just like this, with stripes, and curious formations, and holes. as i put the composition together, i realized that i had also unthinkingly picked only rocks within a small range of size. i wasn’t deliberately thinking about how the rocks would lay out later, but instinct must have guided me, because, it’s easy to see now, the whole thing falls apart if the elements of the arrangement are out of scale.
beach rocks from Sète