WIPEOUT

At the age of 28 I started to learn how to surf, with the pop-ups comes the Wipeouts.

This series began as abstract mark making on paper inspired from surfing and the experience of being underwater as a heavy wave rolls over. I started to open my eyes and take in the muted sight of the wave’s energy above me. It’s a symphony of elements from water, sunlight, reef and fish and a timed chaos that can pass in a few second. I wanted these images to communicate the feeling of being underwater, fast and active, in a non-spatial relationship to what is up or what is down.