Rachel Nixon

Title: The Passing Tide

About the Photo:

These images are selected from a project recording delicate shoreline sculptures created – and almost immediately destroyed – by the sea. Part of a series made on a remote beach on the west coast of Vancouver Island, they capture the brief moments when shells and seaweed were crafted into unique compositions by the tide, only to be reconfigured or removed as the next wave lapped onto the shore. In combining the images into diptychs and triptychs, I sought to create comparison and contrast between colours and forms. Witnessing these tiny, ephemeral creations, I was intrigued by the small, incremental changes that happen around us all the time, and often go unnoticed.