I am captivated by water and how it can be a space, a color, a feeling, a container. I use swimming pools and objects associated with water to meditate on water’s translucency and the act of swimming. My poolscapes deconstruct & extract elements from the lap pool; bending, cutting and rearranging lane lines, tile, and even the water itself. These surreal, futile pools are spliced together and blur horizon & aerial views to shift perspective.
My work moves in & out of the rectangle using a hybrid of printmaking, drawing, and painting. I print thin layers of oil-based ink onto translucent Japanese papers which are then collaged onto geometric plywood forms to create luminous gradients of water. Both subtle & dramatic shifts reveal how the color of water changes depending upon its depth, the angle of the light, and its structural surroundings. In this way, I invite the viewer to contemplate the visceral sensation of being in water.