30” x 22” watercolor on Arches 300 lb paper. For exercise and sanity, four friends and I (known as the Treading Tribe) treaded water almost every day of the summer during the pandemic. The Tribe agreed to model and as I submerged underwater I immediately had the feeling of being in a very quiet, peaceful room full of amazing shifting patterns. I was so inspired by the feeling that I knew this would not be an isolated experience. What started as shooting a few images for one painting, evolved into shooting hundreds of photographs for multiple paintings.