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 …