The inspiration behind this white whale art is just how big the whale had become to Captain Ahab in his mind. The eye of the white whale is made up of a silhouette of the captain walking up the huge white whale. Harpoon in his hand he is going to get Moby Dick.
The large white whale takes up most of the foreground, the background is the black water he is swimming up from. Engraved cross-hatching surrounds the whale image, blue paint is rubbed into the ground. The natural texture and grain from the wood show through the skin of the whale emulating his years at sea.
Each piece is all handcrafted from wood, hand-painted and for the finishing touch, we have added a unique reclaimed wooden lath frame. They are true works of art and each is uniquely created for you.
The focal point of these unique pieces is the white whale and is one of the four-pieces in our new collection all from Herman Melville's Moby Dick or the Whale, a classic piece of American literature. These being a visual representation of the chase throughout the novel. All feature Moby Dick as the main image, some feature the ship, the Pequod, the deepwater of the oceans they sail in search of the whale.
You can see them all at these links:
Available in two size options (use the pull-down menu to select size)
-- Small 18"w x 24"h
-- Large 27"w x36"h
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