Wondrous glimpses, stirring sea, 2023
Inkjet prints on luster paper  

Haley Hoidal is an artist from Santa Barbara, California, who primarily works with photography, graphic design, and painting. She uses photography as a creative medium to transport the viewer to a place of wonder.

The ocean features prominently as her subject, as she is intrigued by its immense beauty and terrifying nature. Her work calls forward familiarity and peace while invoking fear and curiosity—all intense emotions each individual faces when confronted with something so awe-inspiring as the vast sea.

Haley’s work emphasizes a duality of simplicity and detail by highlighting the delicate moments that are not always apparent when looking at the water. The oceanic scenes she brings to life are quiet glimpses that act as an experience of self-reflection of one’s connectivity with the ocean’s vastness.