Medium: This is a print reproduction of a hand illustrated, mixed media Jay Original. Mixed media: Paint and collage.
Inspiration behind the work: Last year I got the chanceto free dive with Whale Sharks, off the coast of Isla Holbox and Isla Mujeres. It was an utterly unforgettable experience, so you can imagine my horror when I discovered these filter feeders were being slaughtered in large numbers to cater an insatiable Asian market demand for their fins and for oil. It is incredibly tragic how much magic we annihilate in the world around us, preventing future generations from ever experiencing such wondrous wild encounters.
All of Jay's prints run the same edition size and cost the same. If sold at higher value, the entire sum of additional profits need to be directed to conservation.
All prints are produced using dispersion inks on the highest quality archival paper or canvas.