Diving

Diver - Mixed Media A2“I’ve never been diving, but having observed their habitual routine preparation, divers themselves provide a uniquely interesting subject.

They need layers of protective clothing and equipment to protect the strong yet clearly vulnerable body.

The metamorphosis that they undertake to transform themselves into explorers of the waterworld is reflected in the contorted shapes they adapt when both changing and diving. Their vital layers of protective clothing and equipment make exciting abstract marks and colours.

Some figures take on an almost animal-like appearance when aids, attachments and breathing apparatus are added. A humourous sight is the burdened stoop of divers as they queue like lemmimgs on a jetty! Whilst underwater cavers create very different shapes – the tension! I try to catch that indefinable moment just before the adventure begins!”