This bronze sculpture is directly inspired by an experience the artist had while observing gray whales, an event that altered his way of thinking forever. As a mother whale broke the surface of the water just feet from the boat, she appeared to look directly in the artist's eye. After disappearing for a moment she returned with her young calf, which she gently nudged toward him, allowing him to pet and caress it. At that moment he felt that she trusted him and he was aware for the first time of the conscious intelligence of animals.
Edition: Edition of 34
Dimensions: 17x7x7 inches