About this artwork
Floating encapsulates how I felt during lockdown - in a private world trying to stay calm whilst the world is grappling with a pandemic. The figure - floating on a lilo in a swimming pool - is based on a life drawing I completed a few years ago. The background - a minimalist representation of a swimming pool - is imaginary. The cool blues accentuate a feeling of calm conveyed by the relaxed pose of the model. The warm colours of the figure suggest the survival of a life force whilst the pose suggests relaxation and enjoyment. The overall minimalist approach contrasts with the more detailed treatment of the figure's hair. The painting is acrylic on linen, unframed with painted edges.