These paintings examine descent, metamorphosis, and recovery, in an underwater allegory. I have always felt that the experience of grieving is somewhat like being underwater. For me, the sensory experience of being changes: visually, audibly, and in observing the passage of time (which seems to move with a thick, sluggish pace). Here, there is a sense of suspense, and distortion. The light refracts differently. But these waters are also the place from which all life emerges, and the place in which transformation occurs. These figures surrender to the deep, and allow currents to take them to the surface.