“ENCANTE” (31-F50)

Artist: JP Whiting
Collection: First 50
Medium/Material: Alcohol ink on fiberboard
Created: July 2018
Dimensions: 39 3/8″ x 23 5/8 ” x 1 3/8 ”
Weight: 14 lbs 2 oz
Layout: Landscape/Horizontal
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Status: Sold

Details

Story: According to native South American legend, someone hanging around the Amazon river between dusk and dawn could be whisked away by a shape-shifting pink river dolphin, to a magical underwater city called “Encante” – a utopia full of wealth and without pain or death. The dolphins known as “encantados” are often characterized in mythology with superior musical ability, seductiveness and sexuality.

Room photo courtesy of Regan Baker – Modern Sanctuary.

JP Whiting (0 reviews)

JP Whiting is a emerging abstract artist based in Calgary, Alberta. She uses a concoction of glycol ether, isopropyl alcohol and alcohol ink as her medium. Her inks are poured on solid art boards and controlled by a heat gun and/or gravity by tilting the board. JP Whiting's method is as unique as it is vibrant. "When left in the hands of gravity and chemical reaction, ink can perform an incredibly beautiful dance. For me, this capture parallels a photo of a galaxy, or a cut geode, maybe a view of riverbanks or coral reefs from outer space. There is a familiarity that even in my studio, the same universal laws and visual language are at play."

Location

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

More products from JP Whiting