Shark, Storks, and Fish is part of a large body of paintings that use rare and distinct fauna as actors in allegories about optimism, perseverance, and hope in the face of a confusing world and the predators of late-stage capitalism. This series was started in the Winter of 2021 when our entire household was stuck at home because of COVID, but this was finished in early January of 2023.
This was drawn with Micron technical pens and Faber Castell brush markers on a sheet of 18″ x 24″ watercolor paper. Acrylics were then used to layer color over the drawing until it was richly colored in a way that couldn’t be replicated digitally. I developed this process over the last twenty years, where I learned that thin layers of color create a much more vibrant “glow” than a single thinker layer of paint. Next, iridescent paint was used on the water to bring a subtle vibrance to the dark purple color of the sea.
This is a giant jpeg with over 14,000 x 10,000 pixels resolution. It can be blown up and projected to a gigantic size or printed at 48″ x 36″.
This is a limited edition NFT; I will sell no more than 20 of them.