This painting below is in progress. Lately I have been contemplating the possibility of the whale’s silhouette to become a land form. In fact… the whale is a form of land. Let me explain. I recently was reading about a creature that lives on whales and uses them as a stand in for an inter-tidal zone—the barnacle. Because whales breath air they must continually surface, functioning, to the barnacle, like a rock at low tide.