It recently occurred to me that the one and only time I feel truly relaxed is when I am on the beach staring out over the water with my toes wedged firmly in the sand. I am pulled in by the drama or the serenity of the water, the sticky sweet smell of the air and the mesmerising sounds. You can keep your massages, tai-chi and anxiety meds – give me an hour on the beach and I am in bliss! It is for this reason that I am drawn to the work of Mark MacKinnon (if the name is familiar to you, it’s because I have blogged about his other work here…) I am not quite sure how he manages it but he captures the calm mood of the sea beautifully. When I look at these pictures, I feel like closing my eyes and taking a deep breath to see if I can smell the ocean.
All images via The Art Movement