Amorgos 2003 | 2003

A kid has covered himself in mud. He taunts the lens and leaps into the wather. He deliberately stains the immensity. His body voluntarily leaves an ephemeral stain that extends and softens, disappears on the surface of the sea into its depths.

The childish action strangely reminds us of action painting. It is a dive into paint and colour. The act of plungeing is joyous, heroic, erotic. It provokes the encounter of two elements, their transformation and their dissolution.

The fear of diving into water is dominated by the attraction of desir and freedom. 
The photograph fixes this moment and testifies this passage, from earth to water, from the physical reality of the body to its disappearance, from realism to abstraction.