Seemingly readymades, the boards are actually handcrafted in every detail. The diving boards in «Couple, Fig. 12» are presented vertically, becoming sculptural objects in and of themselves that could even be considered in the extended field of painting. These two diving boards are identical, except for the colors of the boards themselves: one is pale blue, the other bright turquoise, similar to the color used on the diving board included in their public sculpture at Rockefeller Center, “Van Gogh’s Ear". The artists often employ this sort of doubled geometry, placing objects in pairs or mirroring them, which can be seen as a reference to their over two-decade-long collaboration.The negation of functionality in the artists’ work shifts the focus of the viewer’s relationship to an object, from physical and interactive, to emotional and/or cerebral. The swimming pool motif has had recurring iterations, throughout Elmgreen and Dragset’s practice including the 2016 «Van Gogh’s Ear» at Rockefeller Plaza, «Powerless Structures, Fig. 11», a diving board installed penetrating a window at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, as well as «Death of a Collector», their depiction of an art collector floating face down in his swimming pool at the 2009 Venice Biennale.