“LA BALEINE” (48-F50)

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


Story: It was 1996, and our class did a trip to an overnight camp by the lake. No parents, just us kids and our very cool teacher, Mme. Perusse. After a rigorous day and lots of “temps libre”, we watched “Le Grenouille et la Baleine”. It was a story about a lovable Quebecois girl who could breathe underwater and understand the songs of whales. Needless to say, it wasn’t a particularly “good” movie but I would always remember it as one of my first memories of childhood freedom.

Room photo courtesy of Homemize

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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."


Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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