Visual artist based in Vancouver, Canada, Brendan Tang is giving a whole new turn to blue and white ceramic dishes. In his series « The Swimmers », he explained that he had appropriated and altered the ceramic patterns to make them appear to be « watery, pool-like surface ». Each piece has two wading figures that « appear to be oblivious to the complexity around hem », he explains. About the choice to represent the characters as a pair, it is « based on my feeling that we learn traditions and cultural practices from one another; these things are not hard wired. Furthering that notion, my groupings are usually parental figures with children or peers splashing about ».