Michael Massaia, Cold Front, Tail End
Cold Front, Tail End (Triptych)
November Sunrise (Diptych)
Michael Massaia, Atomic Tide
Atomic Tide (Diptych)
Michael Massaia, February Sunrise
February Sunrise
Michael Massaia, Nor'easter #1
Nor’easter #1
Michael Massaia, Constellated Tide
Constellated Tide
Michael Massaia, Nor'easter #2
Nor’easter #2
Michael Massaia, Seaside Heights, New Jersey
Seaside Heights, New Jersey
Michael Massaia, Seaside Park, New Jersey
Seaside Park, New Jersey
Michael Massaia, Island Beach State Park
Island Beach State Park

Michael Massaia has always been fascinated by the similarities between movement of the sky and the movement of the ocean (the pull of tides and the pull of the atmosphere). In “The Pull,” the artist simply prints the images the way they appear on the ground glass of his 5 x 7 camera: inverted and backwards. Massaia finds it amazing how visually disorienting the landscape becomes. The ocean becomes a roiling “sky”—the pull of the ocean surrenders to the pull of the sky. As a result of the ocean being inverted, it takes on a completely new shape. One can see mountain/landscape abstractions and blowing brush, while the sea seems to become the land.

Work by Michael Massaia

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