Sicily Bathers I
From the artist: "Endless Summer" is an ongoing body of work which conveys the nostalgic thoughts and feelings of my childhood spent along the New Jersey shore. The series of beaches is inspired by memories of never-ending days floating in the water, jumping waves, surfing with my dad and basking in the sun. It was a simpler time, and one of the only times in my life that I can remember feeling nothing more than pure happiness.
For over 12 years, I have been photographing beachscapes and have spent recent years hanging out of helicopters across 4 continents and 8 countries, getting a bird's eye view of sun lovers around the world and exploring aerial imagery as a new vantage point. At first glance, works may read as abstract, but upon closer look, viewers peruse umbrellas, sunbathers, swimmers and surfers scattered about the scene, creating a colourful composition. my lens not only captures the blissful moments of those in the photograph, but also allows the viewer to reflect on their own memories and attempts to evoke similar emotions of delight and joy."
Jensen-Nagle’s timeless, impressionistic imagery is complemented by the artist's signature presentation style; works are plexi-glass face-mounted to a 2-inch deep aluminum subframe for a clean, contemporary finish.