In Big Ocean, Ena Swansea’s sublime seascape churns with imposing threat, while her frail figure treads precariously against the rising tide. Working in light against a dark ground, Swansea’s diaphanous surface suggests penetrable and shifting depths beneath her ephemeral forms.
Using qualities of painting as a metaphor for psychological tension, Swansea offers vulnerability as a platform for self-knowledge, creating an ease with uncertainty, beauty in the spontaneity of gesture. Within this vast and irresolute field Swansea transfixes space and time, creating an unsettling plane where ominous ambiguity ebbs into tranquillity and solitude.

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