Over recent months, Andrew has further explored some earlier ideas of bathers on paper.
Initially only intended to be studies for the bather subjects on panel, as Andrew explored various mediums, this became an interesting process where several pieces have evolved into “stand alone” works.
Andrew explains briefly why he is interested in this subject, and about the work, below:
“Observing a group bathers is, to me, a representation of how we can interact, both with each other and with nature. On the fringe of our world we push just slightly into the unknown space of the ocean. It’s a place where, for a short time, we can leave the material “stuff of life” behind, and simply enjoy the company of family and friends, or spend time alone to reflect. If we enter the sea on our own or break off for a few minutes from the group, we can swim a little, float, walk or stand and there, in isolation, have nothing impinge from the outside into our thoughts. It can offer the chance for reflection or dreams, perhaps a neutral state where we can spiritually relax too”.