Friend of the project Emily Spivack, whose various endeavors include Sentimental Value and the new Threaded blog, has this new entry to her current Swimsuit Series, involving another friend of the project, Leanne Shapton:
Artist and author Leanne Shapton trained for the Olympic swimming trials as a teenager. Her newest book, Swimming Studies, which was released this month, is a quiet, weightless and elegant collection of stories about the life of a swimmer who is inescapably drawn to the water even after she is no longer rigorously competing. To continue Threaded’s Swimsuit Series, and with the Summer Olympics around the corner, I’ve excerpted part of her chapter “Bathing” along with some of the book’s images of Shapton’s swimsuits and their accompanying provenances.
Read it at: The Swimsuit Series, Part 4: A Competitive Swimmer’s Musings | Threaded