A Sea of Vastness

Niort (2012)

A person is invited to sit.

They are invited to hold a stone

Of their choice

They are given a simple breathing instruction

They go off on their journey

They come back and share.

(Later I tell them what the stone is known for)


This was my first attempt with using crystals.

I was invited for a week to a residency in Niort, France and with little sleep, basic french, and no previous experience using a 4x5 I plunged into the streets to look for participants with the help of Paul, who was there translating and embellishing my words, we found these individuals who were willing to participate closing their eyes in front of a stranger and hold a crystal.