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The Caregivers

Aurora Pagano

The Caregivers / Sperm Whales (from the series Below the Surface); a linking of human behavior and that of sea creatures. Sperm whales are known for their practice of communal childcare and have been known to adopt other disabled sea creatures within their pods. They are unique in their method of creating a live fortress to ensure the safety of their vulnerable young. The painting includes iridescent pigments creating luminescent and colour altering effects under natural lighting. (Ready to hang
  • Painting
  • acrylic, iridescent medium, on canvas
  • 2020
  • 24 x 48 x 1 cm
    9.5 x 18.875 x 0.375 inch

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