Hokusai's Beneath the Wave off Kanagawa is perhaps the most iconic landspace image from the floating world. First published around 1830, the print is the first in a series titled Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji. Views which, mostly, resign the mountain to a point on the horizon; a distant stillness resting benath or beyond the surface activity. This piece, then, is a meditation on the same thing, heard over and over, frame by frame, observed from a multitude of viewpoints, but never in-itself; never free from the cluttered resonance of surrounding objects.
A study in straining.