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Into the deep 

Walking straight into the water, poised.  Tightening goggles.  Diving in...
This one-of-a-kind sculpture portrays a swimming girl on the water's edge with the base of the reclaimed lock gate (full of rich detail from a life in the water) portrays the water covering her legs.
 
It's a surprising sensation, the change from air to water is so sudden.
You feel and hear the splash as you enter the water and the outside world is instantly replaced by the muffled silence of the water. 
As soon as you are submerged, your body starts to feel lighter as the water gently catches you and lifts you towards the surface
The taste of the air, the feel of the wind on my cheek, the sweet promise of a few hours with nothing to do but be in the moment. 

I have often watched all of the lovely swimming ladies: - some 70, some 80 entering the water.  For them the getting in is a quiet affair, like they are very simply and ever so gently slipping into a silent world - but it is in the getting out that their real strength and bravery can be seen.
 
Faces full of laughter, of rosy cheeks, glowing skin and gleaming wide-open eyes filled with joy and inner pride. 

£600 ~ new discounted price

ONE OF THE LAST OF THE ONE-OF-A-KIND MIXED MEDIA SCULPTURES AVAILABLE ~ NO MORE TO BE MADE

COURIER DELIVERY QUOTE AVAILABLE

One-of-a-kind sculpture mounted on reclaimed oak from the 'grand union canal'

Size:  124 cms high fixed into the lock gate reclaimed oak (swimming girl measures 60 cms) x 55 cms wide x 30 cms deep

Unique mixed media: featuring reclaimed oak with metal bracket from the 'grand union canal', powder coated steel, aluminium rods, wire, polyvinyl acetate, e-poxy resin, textiles soaked in resin ~ including vintage Irish linen, vintage french leather gloves, acrylic paint & UV polyurethane.

Suitable for indoor and protected outdoor spaces.

Contact Dawn for viewing, payment & delivery options: hello@dawnconn.com