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may 2014 


Cecile Beau



An island or isle is a piece of land surrounded by sea, either permanently or sometimes temporarily, depending on the tides.
One can pick up periwinkles when the sea is further.
The water surrounding islands can be from an ocean, sea, lake or a river. Islands can be temporary (sandbanks, etc.) or permanent, isolated or grouped with other islands and can then form an archipelago.
Recording the water that leaves the sand, fresh water from a river that meets sea water, periwinkles that climb in a salad bowl filled with ocean water, effervescent matters in a water tank.
Islands can be connected to other islands or to a continent by a roadway, a bridge or a tunnel; their insular nature doesn’t necessarily disappear contrary to an island connected in  a natural way or not to another island or a continent by a isthmus, a tombolo, a dam or a isostasy. Images of rocks that resemble those of a science-fiction movie.
An island can be continental when it’s the level of a sea that isolated a peak from the rest of the land or when continental drifting detached the island from the rest of the land, volcanic, sedimentary (alluviums, corals, chemical precipitations, etc), tectonic (emergence of the ocean floor) or artificial. It can also resemble a real continent or be reduced to the simple aspect of a reef. Eating periwinkles, and small crabs too.