This artwork was inspired by Katsushika Hokusai's beautiful "The Great Wave off Kanagawa." As an avid diver, I love all things to do with the ocean both above and below and this wonderful 3D collage reflects this passion as well as my love of Japanese art and the papers I use in my collages.
The ocean is a symbol of power, strength, life, mystery, hope and truth. And the dolphin represents transcendence, friendship and playfulness. In this artwork, I've combined my two greatest passions - the ocean and dolphins and I hope my love of these 2 things has been transferred to my artwork.
It is hand cut using Japanese chiyogami and unryu papers and comes in a delicate lime washed tulip wood frame and is signed.
Please note that the artwork is not to scale in the living room interior shot.
Japanese chiyogami papers and Japanese unryu papers