Constance Regardsoe

Trapped Light

The intricate patterns in Trapped Light speaks of transience; a fractional second’s difference would cause radical changes. The figure and the light are enmeshed together in water and preserved in the painting, the moment painstakingly recreated over many hours, like an insect in amber. The use of a male model nods to the ubiquity of the female form, both throughout western art and in contemporary paintings of figures in water.