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Three attempts were made to convey the concept behind this one, and I chose this one to share because I feel it spoke to the concept more successfully than the other two. A blog post shedding some light on the idea behind this piece is up on my website, called "Arriving at the New World." It also shows the unpublished versions, but really they are completely different than this one. lone primitive stands at the water-logged shore of his land, and out before him is limitless ocean, and salty air hand water hat will not sustain him. In the water before him are broken, sinking ladders, symbolic testament to the realization that there is no way out, no way around, and you cannot but face that which is before you, the "new world," whether you survive it or not. model: Gilberto Mendez

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