Away from the Pod

October 4, 2011 § Leave a comment

The first drawing for Origin011: a life sized rendering of an orca or killer whale and provisionally entitled ‘Away from the Pod’, has developed from a series of drawings entitled ‘Cetacean Subculture’.

After Rowena Hamilton, curator at Museums Sheffield, saw my drawing ‘Leviathan’, a life sized drawing of a sperm whale made for the x-church project space in Lincolnshire, I was asked to create another large scale drawing for a panel in the Millennium Galleries measuring 5m x 3.6m.

My first challenge was to identify a species that would fit on the panel. This has not been a completely straightforward task because most adult great whales measure in excess of 20m …

Leviathan, x-church project space, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, Darwin Day, 2009


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