"Blue Iniquity"

"Blue Iniquity"
Polycrome on Bass wood
18"W x 82"L x 52"H

"Blue Iniquity" was inspired by this passage by Dr. Roger Payne
"I once saw a black-and-white snapshot taken by the whalers who caught the largest blue whale ever known. That snapshot is the only known photograph of the largest-known individual of the most mammoth species of animal ever to live on earth---which means the largest animal for which we have evidence anywhere in the universe. This female blue whale was killed in the Antarctic in February of 1928. The contemporary description of what turned out to be humanity's encounter with the largest animal ever known to have existed only gives the whale's sex, length, and the day and place she was killed.

So there you have it, the sum total of all information passed along to us in the eye-witness account by one of the handful of people who saw the biggest animal that any human since the dawn of time has ever laid eyes on;in fact the biggest of which our own species has ever been aware."
--Roger Payne, "Among Whales" 1995

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