A flaxen haired bather swims amidst turquoise ripples and reflections. Her eyes are blissfully downcast, barely open. Her arms outstretched, and she kicks gently to stay afloat. She tips her head out of the water with an expression of peaceful calm.
This is an homage to beauty, celebrated through vivid color and dynamic pattern. However, the image is also a thinly veiled expression of exhilaration. Despite subtle distortions of the shallow submersion, a statuesque physique is clearly on display. The portions of her body that are above the surface also serve to set the vibrant frame of mind.
Directionless light reveals nothing of the time of day or angle of the sun. Devoid of reference, her location or the size of the body of water is a mystery. The image represents a mood more than a specific place and time. The colors and forms are as we would dream them rather than a memory of a real event.