Hawaii is a special destination in this artist’s journey. It is his “promised land”, his mooring “haven”. Here his palette gained purity and illumination. Here his childhood dreams of islands in the ocean came true.
Hawaii and whales are inseparable. They are subjects for the artist because the whale substantiates the ancient myth about the existence of the giant fish in the seas, the Leviathan. When there were no humans on the planet, sea life was already flourishing and water fountains spewed above the surface of the ancient world’s waters. Whales surfacing in the ocean appear as if they are emerging from our subconscious mind. Their leaps above the water always evoke surprise and delight.