Water is of extreme importance to me. both of my parents were born and raised in Long Island, NY, where most of my family still resides. Ever since I can remember, this place has always been spectacular to me. A place completely surrounded by water, an island, in which it takes less than an hour to reach the ocean no matter where you are. When you think about it, the entire world is this way. Just a giant sea of water containing many islands. An archipelago- if you will. This piece features an atlas of the world with all of the land cut out, leaving only the water behind. The absence of the land makes for a beautiful image that you can see straight through. The concept behind this decision was that it doesn't matter where I'm going or where I will end up, just as long as I'm near the water.