Tuesday, March 22, 2011

swimmers







Paintings by Samantha French, via Poppytalk Handmade. In her words:
"My current body of work is focused on swimmers underwater and above. Using vague yet consuming memories from my childhood summers spent immersed in the tepid lakes of northern Minnesota, I attempt to recreate the quiet tranquility of water and nature; of days spent sinking and floating, still and peaceful. These paintings are a link to my home and continual search for the feeling of the sun on my face and warm summer days at the lake. At the same time, I am drawn to an idealistic time before my own, where swim caps and wool swimsuits were commonplace. This combination of memory, observation and photography (old and new) has allowed me to preserve the transitory qualities of water and remembrance."

1 comment:

  1. don't you think these are just beautiful?! i've seen them before and i fell in love :) i only wish i could paint something 1/3 as good.

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