Whales I Series, 2008-2009

Whale watch

28h x 22w • 2009 • SOLD

Hand-dyed and commercial cotton, with machine stitching and encaustic wax.

The history of the Northwest Makah tribe includes taking a whale with many ritual preparations for the hunt. This act has become a controversial intersection of wildlife and human groups trying to work out how to survive together, spiritually and physically. The tribe’s cedar canoe sits and reflects over the depths of many layers of wax and controversy.

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Whale Watch, Large View