New Work: Nan's Whale


43" x 44"

In mid March of this year, I was watching the Smithsonian Channel and there was a documentary about Nan Hauser and her Humpback Whale research in the Cook Islands. She was telling a story about a particular whale that initially rammed the boat, but ended up sticking around for quite a while and they bonded. I was mesmerized, and inspired to bring my feeling about this whale into form. This is the result. 

Her colors and patterns are inspired by my extreme love of tropical fish. I'm amazed by their magical, otherworldly beauty. 

She is painted with fiber reactive dye, and free motion quilted. This is a whole cloth piece.