In the series Sea Etchings, I search for musical nuances within the landscape. Less concerned with a literal interpretation, the work speaks to an intangible sensation perceived about the subject matter. Photographed over the years 2002 through 2009 along the coast of Southern California, each image is a study in patience as I wait for each composition to arise of itself only to be washed away again in an instant. The grass and the sea alone create these 'temporary etchings' captured in their momentary and fleeting existence. Reminiscent of gesture drawings my interest lies within a playful experience of the moment by giving pause to expressions of joy, beauty, lightness, innocence, and mystery.