Essence, Surfacing Series

Chromogenic Print

Signed, titled, dated, and editioned on certificate of authenticity affixed to verso.

Artist Barbara Cole’s Surfacing represents triumph, survival and self-actualization. It is a series of photographs of rising, shimmering figures against the enigmatic backdrop of the ocean. Like many of Cole’s other underwater images, there is a fantastical elegance to this body of work. This series, fueled by personal history in many ways, is an ode to the power of will and strength to overcome.

“My work not only echoes my own struggles and personal and artistic achievements, it speaks to all women who rise up, take back power and lead the way.” – Barbara Cole