humpback whale surreal island barn ocean print on canvas

$57.26

Shipping to United States: $15.27



"You are my island, You are my rock" 2020 was originally acrylic on canvas 16"×24". Please note this listing is for a print on canvas ready to hang , not an original painting. Please contact me directly to arrange purchase of originals.
I created this piece in response to the news that someone I knew from my younger years on Vancouver island was battling terminal cancer. I contacted his family to ask what his spirit animal might be and was told that he repeatedly loved to draw humpbacks. This made the image of the humpback being an island come to mind immediately, like he represented the stability and structure of their family. I researched homes on stilts at that point and found many great images of homes that were colorful and barn like to the east coast of Canada. I felt like the home he would choose to be would be one of color and uniqueness and the perfect place for an artist. My ideal studio would be a self contained red barn if I had the choice so I found it symbolic for both of us. The moon jellies always remind me of when I was young and would sit at the end of the dock looking into the water and see them in droves bobbing with the tides, glistening and magical. I imagined he had similar childhood experiences as I having grown up in the same place.

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