The deep ocean equally fascinates and terrifies me. All those beautiful and weird creatures that live in it, and so much we haven't discovered yet. But at the same time... so vast and deep and dark, making you feel insignificant and wondering what lurkes in the shadows. I have a vivid imagination.

Whales give me that same feeling of wonder and insignificance, but without the fear. Travelling in the deep, only giving us little glimpses of their lives when they surface. Nobody really knows why they breach. Wether it is a form of communication, cleaning, of just for fun. To me it always seems like little (or very big) jumps of joy, like a kid in a swimming pool. Wheeeee!

Oil on canvas
40cm x 30cm (15.7" x 11.8")
Finished with a glossy varnish.

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