With Oceana, I continue my investigation into ideas of transition and evolution. Water and the atmosphere are forever shifting, changing in both subtle and dramatic ways. My challenge has been to invoke these concepts of shifting time and space while evoking a more intuitive response to the sea. I am viewing the physical world itself with an understanding of its internal transformations and visible signs of upheaval. The images from Oceana are, at times, tumultuous, even stormy. They become painterly in an emotionally charged way--- not formally, but like the strokes of a brush. By recalling painterly vistas and historical canvases, these photographs get lost in time themselves. The photographic materials alone place the images in a contemporary realm; the subject, however, is timeless.