In this very large nude photograph, a fresh faced swimmer surfaces with her eyes closed. Her fingertips contact the pool wall. The majority of the nude woman is submerged, distorted and obscured by ripples and reflections. Glossy ripples swirl around her like fresh, melted candy.
There are three predominant elements in this nude composition. The nude figure is rendered in cool flesh tones, accented by her raised face. Glistening blue surrounds the body. The brick pool wall at the left is perhaps the most curious of these three elements. It forms a strong vertical that connects the top and bottom of the image. Despite occupying a small minority of the composition, this is perhaps it’s strongest distinction on an abstract level.
Water pervades this large nude photograph, with the exception of the vertical column of bricks. The swimmer’s face and hair are streaked with sparkles. The lashes of her closed eyelids and her lips gleam with highlights.
The lack of concrete detail imparts an overall feeling of motion rather than a frozen instant.