Viewed from space, earth's surface is spinning at 1,000 miles/hour, our world is orbiting the sun at 67,000 miles/hour while the whole solar system is spinning around the Milky Way at over half a million miles/hour.
At the molecular level, electrons whirl around hydrogen nuclei at almost seven million miles/hour.
All around us storms pound, waves crash and the wind howls.
And every now and then, despite all this motion and mayhem, emerges what artist and teacher Paul Klee called the "static exception" -- those brief, illusory moments of calm, order and beauty.
My "Set In Sand" series tries to capture these "static exceptions." All the scenes were found and photographed during low tide along a short stretch of the Maine coastline. A few hours later, they were gone -- erased by wind, waves, sun and gravity. Here's the image that started it all.