76cm x 53cm
water mixable oils on textured board.
Narwhals are the unicorns of the sea. The males have a long 3 meter twisted tusk that is in fact an elongated tooth that extends from the top right hand corner of their upper jaw. It is thought to be used for stunning fish, but may also play a role in male domonance within the group. Narwhals spend the winter months under the Arctic ice and rely on keeping blow holes open to survive. They can dive to depths of 1800 meters and feed on arctic cod, halibut, shrimps and crabs. When the winter ice begins to melt and leads open ip they will migrate to new feeding grounds. Narwhal in Norwegian means “dead whale” because their grey mottled body resembles the corpse of a dead sailor.
90cm x 53.5cm

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