Jennifer BartlettStudy for Swimmers Atlanta: Seaweed
watercolor, enamel, pen and ink, and pencil
20 x 20 in.
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from the General Services Administration, Art-in-Architecture Program
Swimmers Atlanta is a nine-painting mural commissioned for a federal court lobby in Atlanta, Georgia. To prepare for this ambitious commission, Jennifer Bartlett made watercolor studies, such as Seaweed, for each painting. She then transferred these drawings freehand to much larger surfaces to complete the final mural.