Ryan McGinley recently had a show in London’s Alison Jacques Gallery involving his new series “Wondering Comma.” The exhibition ended in December, but you should definitely check out his work on his website since it epitomizes what it means to be young and free.
This image—in particular—reminds me of a place my friends and I call the “Water Hole.” It is a place where kids from various high schools would gather and swing off rope swings, ride bikes off jumps, and fall from trees into a calm watered lake that was set fittingly within a tree lined Pennsylvanian valley. There is nothing better than flying on a tire swing, releasing your grip, and falling ever so gently into the calm blue water below. Our time at the Water Hole was serene, jubilant, and something that will forever remind me of my youth.
By Mark Davis