After a late-afternoon storm had moved through Virginia Beach, Virginia, one summer evening, I was hanging out on the balcony of my hotel watching as people gradually returned to the beach. I watched as folks would come and go along the limits of the waves, watching as their footprints would be erased by the advance and retreat of the waves. I began to realize how the footprints on the beach could represent the impermanence of man’s impact on nature and I knew I had to capture that in an image. I grabbed my equipment and ran out onto the beach in the rapidly fading light and eventually got the image I had envisioned by taking a 10 second exposure as a woman walked through the scene. The long exposure meant that she would not be recorded in the image, but the footprints she left behind would. The exposure ended just before a wave reached the footprints and erased them from the sand.
“Impermanence” was created on June 16, 2016.
The print is made on Epson Legacy Etching fine art paper and the image size is 20×26.5 inches. The frame is approximately 26×32.5 inches and is 1-inch matte black wood. The print is matted with a double mat of 4-ply archival white cotton rag. The glazing is Acrylite acrylic, so there is no risk of glass breaking during shipment. The print is protected with Hahnemuhle Protective Spray. This fully archival product will bring enjoyment for generations.
This limited edition print comes with a numbered hologram on the back of the print. A Certificate of Authenticity with a matching numbered hologram is included. The edition is registered at http://www.myartregistry.com and is strictly limited to 18 prints.