Art Gallery Pasadena
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Artist Krista Troy
Amarillo, Texas USA
Osmosis refers to the process of water reaching equilibrium or balance. Just as water reacts to variables in and around it to maintain osmosis, so the swimmer alters her appearance to counter the force of the water. Though equilibrium and osmosis are words most commonly used for scientific purposes, the need for the swimmer to maintain balance psychologically, while struggling to continue moving, is something I discuss through this series of prints. From my own experiences, I found that I like to be surrounded by something that constantly searches for its own peace, even while I disturb its balance to achieve my own. The conflict between swimmer and water, both searching for peace and neither giving in, is a parallel to what I see outside the pool in my day-to-day life. The repetitive motions of the stroke, the cap and suit, and the resistance of the water itself, are metaphors to describe how I react to people around me.
I often find myself putting up a front in front of others. I tend to hide my most human attributes to accommodate the people around me. In these interactions, I become a streamlined version of myself, more like my environment, instead of acknowledging imperfections and allowing them to be
This piece began as a photograph that took into Photoshop and manipulated. I created separate drawings for each layer of ink that would describe the boundary of the pool, the depth of the water, and the suit and cap of the swimmer.
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