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Whale Shark Triptych
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Whale Shark Triptych

"As commercial fishermen, my father and I once caught a whale shark in our gill net. Its massive size and weight sunk the whole net! Thankfully, a fisheries patrol boat happened to be nearby. Together we managed to release the giant 45-foot whale shark, but only after cutting the net. The animal was bigger than our boat. This experience left so much of an impression, inspiring me to paint it. - Cecil Dawson, Kwakwaka'wakw Nation

Painted in First Nations traditional form lines, Whale Shark is composed as a three-section painting called a triptych. The artist has used mahogany wood panels for his format and painting surface.

Product code: 91-8um
Medium: Acrylic on Mahogany
Length: 58 1/2"
Width: 22"
Height: 14 3/4"

Meet the artist

Dawson, Cecil

Dawson, Cecil

Born into a family of artists, Cecil Dawson began his artistic career at a very young age. His grandfather Jimmy Dick, a totem and mask carver, taught Cecil the intricacies of carving. Cecil also spent time under the tutelage of his cousin, mask c...

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