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Ocean

And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven.

And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good.

And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth.

And the evening and the morning were the fifth day.

Genesis 1:20-23

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Part of a projected series The Morning and the Evening, which currently includes the book of the same name, Firmament and Ocean. The series uses the first verses of Genesis dealing with the Creation as a structure to produce a series of works.

An obvious visual correlation between the dendritic branching of trees and the branching of rivers is the starting point for this book, which names numerous rivers over the course of a composite photo that arches across an ocean of green that separates the earth from the earth. The book arcs across from roots to canopy back to roots.

As the book progresses, the poetry of the rivers named builds up: each can denote a city, a language, a nation, a way of life, the fruitfulness of people living on the earth.

The series will eventually offer a book for each of the six days of the creation.

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