“How far do the whales have to dive and hold their breath to get to the other side of the island?”
Artist: Benjamin Klemencic
Painting: acrylic on canvas, on stretcher, gallery wrap
Size: (height x width x depth)
27.6 x 39.4 x 0.6 in
70 x 100 x 1.5 cm
Year: 2016

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I was just about to paint a Kingfisher as an abstract painting when I had to take a break. I didn’t like what I’ve done to this canvas. I switched over to Facebook, glanced over my timeline and read a comment by Admiral Schwarz, Minister of Danger and Unexpected Phenomenon of our Proud, Free, and Interactive Royal Republic of Ladonia to one of my postings. I shook with laughter! Let’s knuckle down! I repainted it with a nice blue, let it dry completely and took up a pure sunny yellow. My intention was to express both: an island under which you can dive through and a whale song.


I’ve attached the Facebook conversation to the frame. The first photo shows the entire painting, the other details of it: