Blue Hole Dreaming (7:45am, 15﮿C, 2m Swell, Wind 20 Kts E)
By Dee Jaeger
This figurative work was inspired by all those brave, determined ocean swimmers who embrace the salty ocean waters of our local beaches. The Blue Hole Swim, as it’s known to the Trigg Island Surf Club community, is synonymous with bracing winter water temps, challenging swells, lively competition, hot showers and communal morning teas. For many participants it is a year-round ritual spanning many years, sometimes decades. Hardy swimmers of all ages & genders share a bond through salt, sea, sand, physical effort and achievement.
3D sculpture Ceramic
14 x 21
Dee Jaeger has been a practicing ceramic artist and art teacher for 26 years. She holds a BA in Visual Arts and a Grad Diploma in Education. Dee’s main form of expression is through ceramic sculpture. The multi-faceted stages and processes of working with clay provide Dee with more than a lifetime of exploration and research. The female figure and the natural environment are her main source of inspiration. Living in the beautiful coastal suburb of North Beach offers Dee rich visual imagery to create her 3-D “stories”. Her figurative works often depict the everyday interactions of people with their places of play, recreation or solace. The ocean in particular is the setting of many of these mini narratives. The works submitted for Motion by the Ocean reference locations very dear to Dee’s heart; Trigg Beach, Mettam’s Pool, the coastal paths and the abundant abalone reef. Dee hopes her work speaks of the need to advocate for and protect our local coastal ecosystem while recognizing the pleasure and health benefits it provides to all who engage in it.