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“Spoon and 2015 Calf”
“Spoon and 2015 Calf”
Acrylic on red cedar
28 3/4” x 11”” x 1/2”

The Humpback whale manifests a single calf every 2-4 years. The mother returns to the same feeding grounds every season to seek prey and to nurture her new offspring. The calf is weaned by autumn's end and begins an independent life of hunting and learning social behaviors from other humpbacks. Spoon & 2015 Calf is modeled after two whales encountered by the artist on Stellwagen Bank in 2015.