Orcas are such fascinating animals. After watching the documentary, "Blackfish" I became much more interested in how they are treated in captivity. Whales should never be kept cooped up in small pens. This print is a celebration of wild orcas. They practice a behavior affectionately called, "kelping" which is when they grab a piece of seaweed and toss it around. There are three pods living in the Pacific Northwest, J, K, and L. The darkest markings on this woodcut are a nod to the human cultures living in the area.
edition of 8
45.5" x 29"
title: K Pod Kelping
Looking for large art? Here are a few other pieces comparable in size:
"Chinampas" about corn and wheat https://www.etsy.com/listing/553850294
"Insatiable Winged Lions" about lionfish https://www.etsy.com/listing/534285867
"Japanese Cranes Speak of Paper Cranes" about cranes https://www.etsy.com/listing/479767629