Grace & Gravity
copyright 2017. Deborah Baronas. All rights reserved.
Grace and Gravity
When I was 7, I came home from school one day to ﬁnd my father bulldozing a hole in the backyard. He and my uncles, cousins and neighbors built a 25’ x 50‘ concrete block swimming pool.
If you ask me what heaven is, I will tell you that it is ﬂoating in that part of the pool between the deep end and the shallow end, watching my shadow drift and warp, and being suspended by the blue water and white sunlight.
This weightlessness and ﬂuid elegance is not unlike that of a dancer, who can move through the air and across the ground with agility and grace.
I often combine translucent overlays of textiles and glass with my drawings and paintings to in order to convey this sense of peace and to animate the abstract elements of water and air.