Sunday, July 10, 2005

Thick and Thin


Thick and Thin, originally uploaded by macatay.

The Sunshine Coast, British Columbia, 4 July

This mainland coastline is abruptly steep and very rocky. There are deep fiords cutting back into the coastal mountain range. The coves where there is anchorage are ringed by rock – big slabs, tilted blocks, domes bare of grass and trees.

All of these rocks are marked by fissures and cracks, which are especially apparent in the gray light of a rainy day. All of this three dimensional mass gets reduced to a network of dark lines, thick and thin. The kind of lines beloved of Chinese calligraphers or especially elegant caricaturists or cartoonists.

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