Size

16" x 20"

Medium

oil on board

Style

Description

This painting is part of a series, “Out of Our Element,” that I began while living in Puerto Rico in 2004. After taking underwater portraits of friends in a swimming pool, I was captivated with the alternate reality of reflections and refractions caught on film. I continue to photograph friends and family, including myself and my children, and I’m drawn to paint those that reveal the otherworldly, blissful, and ominous experience of being underwater. I aim for a faithful rendering of the images, which are too fantastical to invent.

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