Friday, 25 September 2009

My significant encounters with water

The interior of Tracey Emin's tent was an embroidered catalogue of everyone she'd slept with between 1963 and 1995. People who ventured into this installation described the experience of meeting her bedfellows as curiously intimate.
I've been thinking about why I'm drawn to pools and open water, what's the fascination for me, what does it date back to? I reckon my earliest experience of an outdoor pool was at Butlin's - Filey or Skegness in the early 1960's. This was probably where it all started - love at first sight when I was three. Who could fail to tumble head over heels after an encounter with a wedding cake fountain like the one in this postcard?

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