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The Surface series reflect my interest in the physicality of water - studying shapes, formations and exploring how water moves and sculpts what w… Read More
The Surface series reflect my interest in the physicality of water - studying shapes, formations and exploring how water moves and sculpts what we see on the skin of the ocean. Surface depicts the ocean in various times and weather conditions. This series explores the duality of the ocean, such as the way the surface can be both transparent and reflective - echoing life below the surface and above in the sky. Read Less
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Oceanic: Surface

Arne Naess, who first termed ‘Deep Ecology’, describes a unique heightened experience, where one feels a self-realisation that one is intrinsically connected to nature - ‘a feeling often called oceanic because many have had this feeling on the ocean’.
The Surface series reflect my interest in the physicality of water - studying shapes, formations and exploring how water moves and sculpts what we see on the skin of the ocean. Surface depicts the ocean in various times and weather conditions. This series explores the duality of the ocean, such as the way the surface can be both transparent and reflective - echoing life below the surface and above in the sky.
Figure 1. Sophie Bray, Oceanic: Surface, 2009, Pencil on paper, 57 x 76 cm.
Figure 2. Sophie Bray, Oceanic: Surface, 2010, Pencil on paper, 50 x 66 cm.
Figure 3. Sophie Bray, Oceanic: Surface, 2009, Pencil on paper, 50 x 66 cm.
Figure 4. Sophie Bray, Oceanic: Surface, 2010, Pencil on paper, 50 x 66 cm.
Figure 5. Sophie Bray, Oceanic: Surface, 2010, Pencil on paper, 50 x 66 cm.
Figure 6. Sophie Bray, Oceanic: Surface, 2010, Pencil on paper, 50 x 66 cm.
Figure 7. Sophie Bray, Oceanic: Surface, 2010, Pencil on paper, 50 x 66 cm.