Similar in theme to ‘Summer’ (part of the Seasons series), ‘Vacation’ explores the fleeting freedom of a vacation.
At the bottom of the piece, two faces composed of a bicycle, a slipper and a tennis racket peer out from the drawing. The bikes are for enjoying nature slowly; the slipper stands for the beautiful weather, relaxing and enjoying free time; the tennis racket represents recreational sport. The two faces are on the beach by the sea, enjoying the blissful idleness in a light breeze.
In the middle is the Eiffel Tower, a symbol of travel to European cities, and representative of Paris, the city of love.
Bisecting the drawing diagonally is a trumpet and a palm tree, alluding to the happiness of enjoying local music in distant exotic travel destinations.
To the right of the piece is a cubist drawing of a man’s face comprised of a boat above fish, illustrating blissful floating on the water and catching fish in the sea. To the left of the drawing is a woman’s face composed from slippers, the clip in her hair a sunflower representing the summer sun in hot climates. Her face is covered by a cap and above are three faces that composed of more slippers.
These faces represent the path of childhood holidays; from left to right: the young child on holiday for the first time; a young girl enjoying her family holiday; and an older adolescent, perhaps on one of their last family vacations.