Survival Is The Ability To Learn From The Consequences Of Our Past

Oil on canvas. 24 x 30 inches.

Survival Is The Ability To Learn From The Consequences Of Our Past (2015) 

A celebration of the revival of Stirchley Baths, inspired by Jaws

Beyond its reverence as a wolf of the sea, the shark signifies independence, adaptability and evolutionary survival; traits that reflect the resilience of the Baths in the wake of change.  

Acts of preservation incorporating original features into its new purpose as a community space, 27 years after it closed as a public swimming baths, have allowed for perpetuation of the old alongside the new whilst the functionality and purpose evolves. 

Like Amity Island there's no swimming any more, but through its gentle restoration the building hasn't forgotten its roots.

 

This painting is part of the Stirchley Artist Collective group show. 

  • P Café, Stirchley, Birmingham, UK | 27 October - 23 December 2015