Take the Plunge
Take the Plunge was painted in Morecambe in 2014; the work is designed to reflect the heritage of the site where the Super Swimming Stadium – an Art Deco lido – was once enjoyed by holiday makers when the town was a flourishing seaside resort.
Take the Plunge is an evocative statement; referring to an act of either admirable courage or reckless stupidity. It is also a confident message about change and the future. The bottom of the piece reads: ‘Swim Unaided and Self – Propelled from Deep to Shallow‘ – beautiful, brave words that were written on the original Blue Seagull swimming certificate issued to those daring enough to swim one length of the icy cold salt waters of the pool.
Visual Research // Design // Artist
Deco Publique | Vintage by the Sea
Funded by Arts Council England