Undertow explores the conflicting wills and desires that might occur in a rescuer-rescuee relationship, whether actual or metaphorical.

 

The impressions of water and sky are printed in layers from natural wood grain patterns of long plywood boards. The figure imagery is carved in separate wood or lino- blocks and printed into to water/wood grain patterns.

 

As the figures struggle, sink and drift, the impression of water and atmosphere appear on the one hand alluring and meditative, while on the other, threatening and oppressive, magnifying the sense of an uncharted, changeable or indeterminate state, where danger and safety are blurred or mistaken one for the other, characteristic of any risky journey or passage.

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