Following the Sacred Heartbeats – Sepia
Humpback whales sing long and complex beautiful songs sending vibrational messages out through the depths of the ocean. All the whales in an area sing virtually the same song at any point in time and the song is constantly and slowly evolving over time. In my community we also have sacred repetitive songs that are shared at specific times and passed down through lineages. This is one of the profound parallels I see between my community and the whales we used to hunt, a relationship that is difficult for us to understand now that we are so far removed from the teachings of hunting with deep respect and connection.
The model for this print is a young two-spirited teen. It is totally fitting to me that people look at the final design and some see a woman and some see a man.