“The Swimmer (1)” by GNAY
Here I have taken the original (cropped) photo and stripped it bare. Boiled it down to a few simple elements: a swimmer, a retro pool, and a view. For me, this is the essence of the scene. They don’t build them like this anymore. Is the swimmer even conscious of the view? I doubt it. Joni Mitchell said, “… you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone.” Well, this pool is gone. There is no view from the “Aquatic Centre” diving board. Another neighborhood recreation and meeting place (paradise) has become a training facility (parking lot). I want my painting to take you back to simpler times, reflect on the nature of change, and put a smile on your face. Time to start rebuilding!
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