A look into nature’s ever changing beauty and the organic chaos that creates it.
The Coastal Collection is an abstract representation of forms found on the beaches around Orcas Island that are between life and total decay. Where unlike something just born, the form lives and dies on the lower crest, down, down, giving in and letting go. And how there is strength and beauty in the grit and falling of life.
In creating this collection artist Jessie Morrow was inspired by ocean textures created through elemental force. An object once mathematically perfect and expansive (even self replicating) now decays under the forces of water, wind and earth. Slowly giving into nothingness.
In an object's movement within decay, its beauty is transformed and understood by the observer as different and all its own. Worn by the very environment it calls home, the thing becomes another version of itself. A shell, a stone, a piece of sea plant all have a version of this shared fate, to be ground down, reintegrated and inevitably consumed.
Many of us find beauty in these worn objects. Perhaps it is because we recognize the release that’s necessary to transform. That a little bit of chaos and destruction is just part of it all. The pieces in this collection celebrate those transforming textures of nature’s movement and decay.