A Bigger Splash: escapism, isolation, and the spaces between us

A Bigger Splash, David Hockney, 1968

Isolation and escapism are two sides of the same coin. The desire to leave your known world and venture beyond your own reality; to remake and reshape yourself in the privacy of a sacred space; to reconnect with your own ideals away from the noise of the city is a desire that speaks to a need for freedom and serenity that is in some way universal. Fleeting though that desire may…