First breath
Motherhood is one the most ancient topics in the world of art. Maternal love and care is what unites the humankind with many other species on Earth, thus allowing an artist to choose unusual heroes for disclosing the topic. In the animal world humpback whales are a true blueprint of mother’s love and tenderness. Even the first inhale of a young whale fully depends on his mother as the newborn is much heavier than water and is unable to reach the surface of the sea with lungs not yet filled with air. The mother raises its child to the sun and air, granting life for the second time. The basis of the composition is a school of rapid fish that visually provides for the feeling of weightlessness of the whales’ massive
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