Oil on canvas
24" x 30" x 2"
This painting is part of a larger series of underwater themed work which explore themes of space, distortion, weightlessness, light and color.
The underwater space is a unique environment where the regular rules of gravity and space are not applicable.
In addition to my physical experience, what is also notable to me are the number of other people having the same physical experience. Using straight lines that emanate like rays to represent that collective yet, individual population of mostly strangers forced together in a shared experience. Individually, each drawing is interesting but when assembled together where the lines connect to one another, the drawings take on a new life. Gilding has also become a part of these works and reflects on the value of the journey, those we share it with and what we take from it.