Deon Duncan wasn't always a sculptor. She graduated in painting and post-modern critical theory. But luckily six years ago she had, as her website reads, the epiphany of her life:
"Prior to that I had spent twenty-five years working as a painter but never felt the spark, the most important and potent ingredient for passion. I knew within the week that I was a born sculptor. This was what my talent was made for, and I had found it."
After four years she had achieved the technical fluency she felt needed to start create the art she envisioned. We should be very happy she did, because the results are very special!
Her Swim Series are very realistic sculptures of swimmers in different positions like stretching, pre diving and treading water. Blue Lotus becomes extra intriguing and aesthetically special, because of the edition of blue paint which represents water. You get a quick peek under water!
See her Swim Series works here, but be sure to check out more on her own website: