15 February 2011

Two For Tuesday - Eric Zener

Tuesdays are my favourite day of the week where I like to share a gift of art with you and to play a game.
With great originality (hmhm) I've titled this activity 'Two For Tuesday'.

New 'Gifters', or those of you who are just popping in for a peek might like to have a look at the art which has been showcased on previous Tuesdays. This can be found in the 'Art To Enjoy' section on my sidebar.

Now for the game, this is how we play:

I present you with two pieces of art.
In thirty words or less, you share a thought about how they relate to each other or to your own life.

Today's pieces are from the studio of Eric Zener.
I would highly recommend that you view these on the largest screen possible as they are truly sumptuous.  The way that he captures not only the look but the feel and 'sound' of being immersed in water is truly inspirational.

You probably roll your eyes every week when you read that I had great difficulty choosing 'just' two pieces for this post, but this week I really did!  The first is titled 'The Beginning', the second 'Adrift'.

If you reside in the Southern Hemisphere I hope that these lush paintings bring cool relief in the heat.
For my 'Gifters' in more northern climes, here's something to look forward to!

For me the two images have resonance with yesterday's celebration of love.

"Taking the plunge into a loving relationship can be akin to standing on a diving board.
 There is the risk of hurt but also the deep allure of buoyant joy!"

If you didn't manage to read everyone's blingy love stories yesterday it's well worth a peek....perhaps you could even jump on board!

As for today's game, I'm looking forward to reading your views as you play along.

Happy Tuesday everyone!


  1. Gorgeous images. They make me feel warm, calm, relaxed. Just how I feel when I have the sun on my skin.

  2. I absoultely LOVE that top image - has calmed me down this morning from my frazzled wedding organisation state...tow weeks in & already feel like this! ugh! am off to look this artist up! sal

  3. Felicity, this is my first visit and so first time at 'playing along'.
    At this very moment we are looking at the purchase of another property, a huge financial commitment and possibly some deep waters ahead. So the first image most definitely for me represents taking this leap, and the second image, the fact that I hope we can stay financially afloat!
    Absolutely beautiful artwork.

  4. The two images, 'one' like I can almost feel the cool water on my skin, anticipation of weightlessness, 'two', like I can't breathe & claustrophobic, mmm... weird because 'two' is the result of 'one' both are really accomplished works though so I'm off to check out some more :)
    I hold my breath if I see someone dive under a wave, watching Poseidon Adventure almost made me black out LOL!

  5. The truth: they make me feel fat. And I know that that's a dreadful thing - to look at such stunning artwork and only see the subject - but there it is. They make me wish I looked that good in a bikini.

    Our blingy-fest was a hit, Felicity! I was very excited to visit 22 yummy posts just now (I couldn't view linkys yesterday for whatever reason - it was a disaster!). I LOVE seeing everyone's fave pieces. It's kinda like when you're friends 'in real life' you get to admire and chat about the little things like this all the time, but we miss that as 'bloggy' friends. But sharing our favourite pieces really made me feel the love. x

  6. I love the second painting - tranquil. ;-)

  7. They are the same in color and image, female, water, swimming etc. but different in tension. The first being full of concentration and tense muscles, the second free and relaxed.

  8. Close you eyes, count to three and jump..and when you land, don't forget to breathe. :) Beautiful works!

  9. What can I say but take the plunge, it will be worth it! (And also, I can't believe these are paintings - beautiful!). Jane @ the girl in the brick house

  10. I think they are about making decisions. The first one is taking the plunge ans the second one shows that the decision was right as the swimmer is relaxed and calm... Very nice pics...

  11. This is the first time, that I have participated in your two for tuesday.

    It seems like a great week for me to start as I have a lot of questions in my head and the first one is telling to dive in and the second one all will be great go with the flow.

    thank you

  12. Great to see some new faces playing along today!

    I've enjoyed reading your responses - each and every one!

    Pop in again tomorrow when I reveal my most favourite word ever, can you guess what it might be?


  13. Ooh to dive in & hide, relaxing, no noise, silence under that water nothing to deal with no builders to annoy, I so want to dive in that pool & hope when I pop up its in my pool looking at my house thats finished & not an unfinished mess!!!

  14. pic 1: relishing the last second before blasting cold of water.

    Pic 2: and the only noise is the sound of her own breathing.

  15. Ah, fabulous. The first - so poised, ready to accept the challenge, the possibilities and the sensations. Like me, at some point deciding whether to leave the law. And the second - surfacing to face the sun. I'd love to be there at the end of 2011. J x

  16. I'm not sure if I am able to participate today as I have a gazzilion forms of technology buzzing around me right now but your blog is so beautiful and serene. Such a pretty place to visit xo

  17. OMG I cant get over how beautiful are those pieces:) In love, especially with the second one:) Kisses, my dear

  18. love these images. special attachment to the top one of course :) they make me think of how in life we sometimes just need to take the first step or dive into new opportunities or challenges. It can be scary and life changing. What a delight it is to find like the second picture that it is just what we needed, it is enjoyable, relaxing even and refreshing. Naomi x

  19. Yes, that is the perfect word to describe these paintings- lush. Thanks for introducing this artist.


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Felicity x