I was just puzzling over Kate Nelson's show title, Swimming Home, and finally gave up and asked her. She says:
"Home is where the heart is -- I paint from my heart. Though my paintings appear abstract, they portray the reality of my sensations about our watery home.
Swimming because the gestures in my work -- both the physical movement of my arm laying down the oil stick and the loopy, wavy forms and lines that are created -- mimic the fluid motion of a body propelled through water, water which calms me, suspends me, sustains me, inspires me."
Kate's show opens this Saturday in Wellfleet.