This piece is an abstract interpretation of the destruction of the Huntington Beach Pier in 1988. I built "the pier" using extruded hexagonal coils and created the water texture by partially blending many tiny hand-rolled coils. I used a mix of different Potter's Choice glazes on the Bee Mix clay body to achieve the mahogany of the pier and the dark, stormy blue of the water. I chose this piece because through abstract form, texture, and inspiration drawn from the sea, I feel as though it captures much of who I am as an artist. Also, it explores the darker, more destructive nature of the ocean, which continually fascinates me. My hope is that in understanding this piece, people will come to respect the raw power of the ocean.