Making an Island
Throwing fertile, potting soil onto the ocean is a metaphor I have appropriated for making an island. Islands are worlds on their own: portions of land surrounded by sea and sky, formed by the movement of earth underneath in the deepest grounds of the ocean. Each of them has an ecosystem, a fauna and flora particular of their own place in the earth´s surface. At the same time, they are part of a larger world made up by many other islands. As different as they all are, some of them share the same organisms, animals and vegetation and they all relate to one another even in the most basic sense.
Islands, as humans and archipelagos, as social forms are all related through actions: the movement of the tide, a whisper, a glimpse.
Essay on making an island