The Right Whale
The Right Whale
“The Right Whale is my crucifixion piece. We went to a film that ORK hosted about seismic testing that the navy and oil industry does for fossil fuel. The testing is very loud and damaging to marine animals. It can cause hearing loss and it interferes with mating and breeding.
I was drawn to the image of the whales with the ring of sound around them, because it was very iconic kind of compositition.
The Eubalaena Glacialis is one of three species of Right Whales, so named because they were the “right” whales to kill. The North Atlantic populations were decimated by over exploitation by whaling industry. They remain threatened by ship collisions and entanglement in fishing gear. The only known calving grounds lies off the Georgia and North Florida coastlines. There were no calves seen in 2018. Experts fear the whales will be extinct in 20 years.”
The Right Whale is a part of the Icon Series by Lind Hollingsworth which focuses on the supporting roles of small creatures in our ecosystem. 2D mixed media relief painting, 12x12, framed. Complimentary shipping within the Continental U.S.
“The construction of the icons uses my mixed media technique of creating a low relief by building up rag paper, mat board, spackling and paper based clay. Paint and generous amount of metal leaf embellish the relief images of flora and fauna. In iconography, frames play the important role of separating the heavenly from the earthly. In the spirit of that concept, great care and thought has gone into the selection of the frame for each piece. In the end, I hope the icons are objects of beauty that will inspire belief in the glory of nature and the will to preserve it.” - Lind Hollingsworth
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