Black Fish

acrylic on canvas, 16x20

acrylic on canvas, 16×20

Friday night I watched a documentary called Black Fish. It’s a really moving documentary about the dysfunctions that develop in Orcas when kept in captivity By extension they spoke of the injuries and deaths of Orca trainers over the past 40 years. They spoke a bit about the intelligence of Orcas. Apparently they have a  highly evolved sense of communal intelligence.

I haven’t been able to stop thinking about these animals and the pain that we put them through for our whims. This painting came from thinking about free Orcas. There’s something quite magical about them. I hope I’ve captured a sliver of that beauty.

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4 thoughts on “Black Fish

  1. I find this painting very moving, and now I’ve begun a search to find and watch that documentary. I am imagining a floor-ro-ceiling version of this in my home office…

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