Next Summer

by Kelsey Zalimeni

Summertime arrives with promises of rest and relaxation. Carole Feuerman's 'Next Summer' brings the season's joys to life in the form of one very content poolgoer.  Decked out in a zesty printed suit, the figure revels in the luxury of her chrome inner tube.

'Next Summer', 2012, Painted Bronze and Polished Chrome

'Next Summer', 2012, Painted Bronze and Polished Chrome

The illusion of flotation is cleverly achieved by installing the dense sculpture at the water level height. The pool display not only makes contextual sense, but creates a dynamic visual interplay between the water and chrome tube.  

'Next Summer', 2012, Painted Bronze and Polished Chrome

'Next Summer', 2012, Painted Bronze and Polished Chrome

The tube's reflective surface also invites the viewer into the piece, allowing one to literally see themselves in paradise.  The audience can thus become apart of 'Next Summer,' joining into the poolside dreamworld of the figure before them.