Carol Bennett Figurative Painting - "Summer Sojourn 4" Woman in White Bikini Swimming & Reflection of Water
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Carol Bennett
"Summer Sojourn 4" Woman in White Bikini Swimming & Reflection of Water



"Summer Sojourn 4" Woman in White Bikini Swimming & Reflection of Water “I have an open and free-wheeling approach to technique and materials: hypothesis, experiment and conclusion…I am intrigued
by the innate nature of different types of materials and
the nature of things.” While living in my loft in downtown Los Angeles, I would swim before going to paint backdrops at Universal Studios, and I would swim after teaching at the Art Center College of Design. Though I once won a marathon at the L.A. Athletic Club, swimming 15 miles in 12 hours, I'm not really an athlete; I just find the space I need to think, swimming in a bubble away from the world. As an artist, what was most important about the L.A. Athletic Club was downstairs. The floor beneath the pool, with its ethereal skylight, was an underwater observation room, used by Olympic coaches in the 1920's. I would feel like a voyeur, watching the swimmer's private time and drawing in their beauty. I became the swimmer I observed in the images I later created. I left my love of looking at art (in the city) and went with making it. I bought a red bathing suit and moved to Kauai to be an artist, painting the anonymous me, the swimmer.


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    H 12 in. x W 12 in.H 30.48 cm x W 30.48 cm
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    Edgartown, MA
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