Notes on the lid decoration
In the early 1990’s, I discovered Rachel Carson’s ‘The Sea Around Us’ and I was mesmerized. I’ve read it several times over the years, finding Carson’s clear presentation of scientific information coupled with her poetic sensibility
to be a sublime mix.
When thinking about what I might create for the lid of a musical instrument that would be living in the Rachel Carson Music and Campus Center at Middlesex School in Concord, MA, my thoughts naturally drifted to the sea. Waves, rhythm, interval, systems of endless combinations of pattern—the ocean and music have these in common. I wanted to offer musical audiences something to look at that was as complex, abstract, and engaging as the music presented.