Whale Dreaming – Chloé de Buyl-Pisco


Billy Shannon

Acrylic on canvas
102 x 122cm


Chloé de Buyl-Pisco is both an acrobat and a dancer and is quite obsessed with whales. The main inspiration of this painting came from an experience of Chloé’s on a whale watching trip that went for several days. One night she turned all the external lights off and lay on the bow of the boat to meditate. At some point, several Humpback whales came close and were calling as she continued to be still, meditating, listening and feeling them for quite a while. In this painting Billy is exploring her connection and excitement at merging with the whales.
Chloé sleeps with the light on and a cloth over her eyes and many of her dreams involve whales and her connectedness to nature.

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