The sea claims its space as tide reaches its peak.
Cascade Head on the central Oregon Coast is one of those places of grandeur and majesty, a seascape that one views from above and marvels what it would be like to be a bird, and perch on the rocks below. At high tide, the waves crash into the rocks, casting spray high into the air and atmosphere.
Cascade Head, the artwork, invites the viewer to become as a bird and soar overhead, looking into the roiling, boiling water of the surf. The sound is powerful and intense, every so often creating a “boom!” as the water crashes into an enclave of the rocks.
It is a reminder to us of the majesty of the sea – as with the character Aslan in the Narnia Chronicles, who is constantly described as, “not a tame lion,” the ocean is not a quiet, predictable body of water. While there are times that the water is calm, reflecting the sunlight from the sky above, conditions change quickly with the weather and the tide, and what was placid a sh...