Why the title? Every now and then I find inspiration in my own
collection of odds and ends collected from beach sides around the world.
Among the shells, starfish, sand dollars, and driftwood I have a small
lump of volcanic glass (green obsidian to be precise) shaped over by the
tides of years. Glass of such origins is very hard to break, yet can be
shaped by a talented hand to everything from razor-sharp knives and
arrowheads to those lovely, intricately-carved obsidian bowls you can
find Mexico's natural history museum.
A pirate's life is a hard one, and a captain has to be as tough and as
sharp as possible to maintain control of a ship. Sea glass doesn't break
easily. Neither does Faris. This image was inspired by a little lump of
sea glass which, while pretty enough on its own, can be polished to be
even more beautiful and stil retain its strength.