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Acrylic on sandwood
42" x 23" x 3/4"

Jigsaw is a resilient creature whose fluke was masticated by killer whales, predators who hunt their quarry as a pod or family pack. This sculpture is a tribute to FIBB-2BB011, a humpback whale first sighted in Banderas Bay, Mexico in 2004.

The high quantity of rake scars, created by orca dentition, suggest that this whale returns to habitats of high predator abundance, perhaps in the northern reaches of Alaska.

This humpback has endured multiple attacks over numerous migrations, or survived one harrowing encounter in their juvenile state. The left tail is hewn but healed over, indicative of the animal's will in an ocean laden with strange and complex foes.