water & ice
Water and ice have strong hypnotic qualities, I often find myself lost in thought when standing by a body of water or looking at the details of an ice-filled creek.
Something in the patterns of trapped air and sediment speaks to me of the mystery of galaxy-building: the eternal slow formation of things at once so vast and so minute that they both escape my attention.
The patterns often remind me of outer space, I can see images from a Hubble photograph replicated in the frozen water at my feet. The bubbles and cloudy layers become a vast star-filled night sky, a beautiful mixture of liquid, solid, and gas.