Nude Swim

Posted on Jan 16, 2014 in blog, eco art, paper mache, papier-mache, Sculpture | 2 Comments

NudeSwimNude Swim launched my career in papier-mâché. Freed from the demands of a difficult work-a-day job, I felt light as a feather and compelled to create. What emerged was a series of voluptuous nudes swimming through my “underwater” cactus garden. The title refers to a now-defunct practice called Nude Swim, which happened to be on Wednesday nights at the YWCA in Cambridge, MA. Because it was all women, nude swiming was deemed OK, at least once a week. A friend of mine used to participate and said it was a little weird seeing these big boobs coming at her through her goggles. I don’t think Nude Swim exists any more. Pity. Nothing is more liberating than swimming nude without having to feel naked. The nudes themselves are reminiscent of fertility goddesses at play.


  1. Dave Wheeler
    Jan 17, 2014

    I love this work! I always love your work but this grouping really was very fun and quite beautiful! It was so wonderfully presented; a magic backyard underwater world!

    • sarah hage
      Jan 17, 2014

      Thanks Dave! When we moved, I had to recreate my underwater world.


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