The final chapter – March 2014
The intensity of my engagement with the subject of the pool and swimmers continued and came to a conclusion in March 2014.
The Electric Scribble paintings revealed so many beautiful qualities of the combination of figure and water. In this body of work the figure returned in a way that was intensified, specifically explored the stretch and gliding movement of the body and the sensation of water on skin.
I invented new poetic definitions so that the properties of colours and surface could bring the subject into my imagination more physically.
Rubber Milk Matt, moving, melting density of skin and body
Gelatine Ripple Elastic movement and transparency of the water
Toxic Sweetness Vivid constancy of sound, chlorine and the smell of humidity
The bigger the better! Two paintings in this series are 183cm x 366cm. This scale allowed the colour and the motifs in the work to float, stretch out and glide.