The bible story tells that the whale swallowed Jonah for not obeying God's command. My painting shows an abstraction of a whale, the boat he was thrown over board from and a dark square with Jonah contemplating his fate.

I was influenced by the artist Albert Pinkham Ryder and his painting Jonah 1885–95; oil, 27 1/4 x 34 3/8 in., now in the collection of the Smithsonian American Art Musuem


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