My artwork began when I swam at Bronte Pool at dusk. The pool sits on the edge of the land and the sea: it offers safety from the ocean, and simultaneously access to it. It is a liminal space, dividing the known from the unknown, safety from danger, consciousness from unconsciousness. I photographed and translated the pool into paintings, using oils for their luminosity and light. The paintings became more abstract: less about the pool itself and more about the feeling of being at the pool – a feeling of disquiet; ambiguity as to whether it is dusk or dawn.
Influencing artists: Caspar David Friedrich, Gerhard Richter, JMW Turner, Chris Langlois, Claude Monet
St Vincent's College