When my youngest asked the name of this new coldwax painting, he was not very impressed - he said ‘I like the piece...but not the name.’ So I told him the story. I told him that when I was 7 or 8 I spent most of my summers in the pool. I would head home from school and spend all afternoon in my solitary water-world. I have a crystal clear memory of sitting on the bottom of the pool looking up to the sky - and I was breathing. Now I know this cannot be true - it is not possible - but in my child mind, that is what I felt. This painting is about that day. My boy turned to me and said I have a memory just like that! I also know it can't be true but I remember it as though it was. Perhaps it our capacity for imagination and wonder at that age.
Cold wax and oil on wood panel, in white wood shadow gap frame
Dimensions: Art 40 x 40cm, with frame 44 x 44 cm.
Medium: Cold wax and oil on wood panel, in white wood shadow gap frame