Traci Harmon-Hay

"Don't think I'm on the edge," Harmon says with a laugh. Apparently several friends have been worried that her swimming pool series represents Harmon confronting a daunting emptiness, when in fact it's actually the opposite. "This is me basically facing my dreams," she says. "And they are filled with hope and fear simultaneously. These empty spaces have been showing up in my dreams for years. Painting the pools helps me to understand my fears, to put them into a visual form.