When I created this piece, Tsunami were just mythical phenomena to me, events that symbolized the power of nature and the insignificance of humanity in comparison. The initial design allowed the viewer to interact with the cascade of water, which I wanted to symbolize the process of healing after a natural catastrophe. Engineering and accessibility issues mandated a change to the design, but I hope the spirit of the piece still comes through. The destructive force of nature has been writ bold upon our collective psyche over the past year, and I sincerely wish for this meager artistic endeavor to serve as a point of condolence and solace for everyone affected.
This was the first monumental work I designed on the computer (using Ray Dream Studio, of all things), and my first major commissioned work. It is located in the city of Cerritos, California.