IN THE BATH
‘IN THE BATH', 2021
420mm x 297mm
Fine liner and crayon on fine grain, heavy weight white paper
This piece portrays a women in the bath. I wanted to take away the physical walls of a bath tub and focus on how the dimensions of the tub, force the body into certain shapes. This way we can become entirely focused on the human body and how it becomes folded and manipulated by the physical world.
There is a fragility and tension to the figure as we observe her bathing – normally a private activity, and one we would associate with being relaxing. You can feel her almost contorted restraint to not only the suggested walls of the bath but also to our intruding eyes.
Within my use of crayon shading, I have used green and blue tones to suggest both shadow and the water – leaving the more flesh-like tones closer to the surface to emphasise the body.
Artist: Jennifer Gregory