There is an ocean
- Joshua Beckman
The book is a combination of six prose poem/narratives about young men’s encounters with bodies of water. At different intervals, these narratives are obscured by shifting swathes of blue thread sewn into the pages of the book, bringing to mind sensations of covering and uncovering, freedom, and constraint, of voices appearing and disappearing, and of the shifting concepts of time lived in an age where the risks of intimacy seem to have dangerously moved out of control. In the words of the artist, this book portrays the high stakes of letting oneself go, of the inherent tension and displaced youth of the young, (especially young gay men).