Waves and Water

This is meant to be viewed on three separate monitors. Each video is shown below.

This unique shore is alvar limestone. Note the water snake top right making its way into the water, a counter wave movement to the directions of the waves.

I took this video when there was a blue green algae bloom on the alvar shore of a lake. I inserted breathing because of the rhythm of the waves and because this algae's production of oxygen helped tip the earth's atmosphere to high enough oxygen levels to support aerobic life forms. Blue green algae has been here for a long, long time.

Spring flooding on the alvar limestone shore of Lake Windfall creates ripples of light on the cedar trees.

Water waves, colour waves, sine wave music; they all create a mesmerizing effect. Thanks goes to Johnny Kember for the sound track for this and for the next video, Ripple Wave action.

Mesmerizing or causing nausea; it varies from person to person.

Most of the ice had left Lake Huron and the remnants were floating down the St. Clair River melting as they traveled. I captured this video around 10:00 in the morning at the dock in Corunna, Ontario. You can hear a number of birds. There were flocks of migrating Long-tailed ducks on the river among the ice floes. They have a peculiar song. You can also hear English Sparrows, House Finch, Mourning Doves, and , of course, Sea Gulls. It was a very peaceful but active scene. I love the colours of the St. Clair River. I also find it intriguing how a body of water will have such different colours at different seasons.

The Ice is leaving Lake Huron and flowing down the St. Clair river on a quiet spring day.

Dawn and bird song. The bird songs fade out towards the end to represent the precipitous drop in song bird populations due to depredation by cats, climate change, and habitat destruction.

The wind falls on Windfall Lake causing sudden changes in the colour and texture of the water. Sometimes you see the surface reflections and sometimes you get to see into the water.

Unfortunately the lossy codec on Vimeo creates pixalation that does not occur in the original. Vimeo has problems displaying the complicated movement of rippling water. I put it on anyway to show the range of my work.

Schools of minnows swim by the shore. The movements in this video are complicated with the reflections of waves on the rocky bottom and the parallel lines of the minnows. Unfortunately the lossy codec on Vimeo creates pixalation that does not occur in the original. Vimeo has problems displaying the complicated movement of rippling water but I put it on to show the range of my work.

These videos are intended to be shown as a triptych on 3 large monitors.

These water beetles are very social.

This video was shot on a beautiful, still, very cold Alberta day. I took this at a foot bridge that goes to a parking lot while on a trip from my residency at the Banff Centre for Creativity. Lake Louise is gorgeous in the winter in spite of the crowds of tourists.

Sunlight reflects off of waves in shallow water and ripples across the trees along the shore. This was taken on Manitoulin Island in Ontario.

This was taken from a bridge over a river in Iceland in the summer of 2019. I spent a month at an art residency in Laugarvatn called Gullkistan. I manipulated the video to come up with this trippy artwork.

Gullkistan art residency was wonderful. Iceland is ever changingly beautiful

This is a small stream that tumbles down Laugarvatnsfjall mountain by the lake Laugarvatn in Iceland. It is a mystery to me that these rocks are piled up all along the river in spite of the mountain consisting of black rock.

This beach is near Eyrarbakki in Iceland which is known for its black sand beaches.

There are movements like waves in these grasses and they become the waves in a small mineral lake near Myvatn in Iceland.

This was taken beforew the falls at Gullfoss in Iceland.

This video is composed of different clips taken at two locations at Gullkistan Center for the Arts, Laugarvatn, Iceland.

Our dog slid into the water and caused these marks in the scum that coats the rocks at our cottage. Scum sounds bad; maybe I should just call it a coating on the rocks. It is a natural phenomenon and shouldn't be considered unclean. Here it is quite pretty.

Done at Gullkistan Center for the Arts, Laugarvatn, Iceland. Dew is one more state of water.

I took this video in late March in my backyard.

There are 3 parts to this video. The middle shows reflections of clouds in the lake and is full of complicated patterns. On each side are views of clouds; the first video is of beautiful clouds on a sunny day and the last video shows storm clouds moving in over the lake.