Driftwood, chalk, charcoal and found objects.
A boy's mother dies suddenly. Unable to cope with the grief, the boy is convinced she has turned into a whale. In an effort to reach out for what he has lost, he begins writing to her on pieces of driftwood and throwing them into the sea. As the text washes away in the waves it became a part of the water and, in turn, the mother’s spirit.
Viewers are invited to hear the story and have their own letters transcribed for them by the artist.
© Math Monahan