The Swimmer

I have a regular practice of making ink drawings that I allow to emerge from both conscious and unconscious thought as well as where my brush happens to go. The Swimmer is a figure that has shown up in this practice again and again over the last few years.Although their likeness is based on my partner Whitney and rooted in my experiences of her as a swimmer and a water being, I don't consider these portraits. I think of them more as an archetype or a mysterious being who has something to offer.