Title: The living whale, in his full majesty and significance, is only to be seen at sea in unfathomable waters; and afloat the vast bulk of him is out of sight, like a launched line-of-battle ship...
29.75 inches by 10.75 inches
collage, ink and pencil on found paper
May 26, 2010
A few things concerning this piece. First, the image probably looks very skinny on your screen. That's because it's incredibly huge. Here is a photo of my lovely wife holding it up to show the size, like "the fish that got away" according to her.
Almost 3 feet long and about a foot tall. Huge.
Second, I had to scan this thing in 4 sections and then piece it together bit by bit. It took forever, and there seems to be some slight distortion (weird tapering) near the right top edge of the image. I wanted to get it posted tonight, and it didn't affect the image all that much, so I am posting it as is for now. I'll see if I can figure out why PhotoShop is tapering it like that but it may just have to be that way.
So there you go. The most massive whale I have ever depicted. I am exhausted now. I literally just finished this, and it is now well after 11 pm. Good night.
Oh, almost forgot. The eyes, sketched in pencil on the upper right portion of the image, are an homage to painter Claus Hoie.