Title: Lunar Celebration
Year created: 2002
Height (inches): 23.25
Width (inches): 15.5
Depth (inches): 1
This piece is unframed.
Description of piece:
A moon rise illuminates a breaching humpback whale in this powerful image by marine life artist Wyland. He encountered this scene on a still evening as his small boat drifted silently over calm waters. “We were amazed when a forty-ton humpback whale suddenly hefted its entire body towards the heavens,” he says. “It seemed to hang there frozen in time. I wanted to hold that moment forever. Lunar Celebration is my way of capturing the incredible power and grace of these acrobatic leviathans.”
Since 1993, the non-profit Wyland Foundation has set the standard for environmental outreach. In partnership with the United States Forest Service and National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Wyland is actively engaged in teaching millions of students around the world to become caring, informed stewards of our ocean, rivers, lakes, estuaries, and wetlands. Wyland has been honored by the National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution, White House Council on Environmental Quality, and the U.S. Department of the Interior. In May 2010, the United Nations released six Wyland images for an international stamp issue. The huge reach of Wyland public artworks (it is estimated that his murals are viewed by more than a billion people every year), his award-winning art galleries, and community service projects have made him one of the most recognized and beloved artists in the nation.
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