Description

Mysterious. Ethereal. Compelling. Deep under the surface of Atl’ka7tsem/Howe Sound exists a world rarely seen by the human eye. Giant intricate structures are found in isolated colonies up to 200 meters deep, perched atop pinnacles in the deep dark waters. These otherworldly organisms are cloud sponges- ancient animals that were once thought to be extinct since the Eocene epoch 40 million years ago. Discovered living in Hectate Straight near Haida Gwaii in 1987 they were recently found in the depths of Georgia Straight and Howe Sound. Comprised of silica (glass) these Hexactinellid sponges can form reefs over 1,000 km square and grow as tall as an 8 story building. The reefs are home to a wide range of organisms including Quillback Rockfish, Shiner Perch, Spot Prawns and many species of small crustaceans. The powerful feeding nature of these sponges makes them one of the most important water filtering organisms in Howe Sound.

Special thank you to Adam Taylor of the Marine Life Sanctuary Societies of BC for providing reference photos for this painting

Cards are $5 each or 5 for 20

  • Printed on high quality card stock
  • Blank inside with envelope included
  • All original prints
  • Made in Canada

Matted Prints are standard sizes in a double white mat $40

  • Giclees printed on archival cotton fine art paper
  • Acid, lignin and chlorine free
  • High quality Epson inks
  • Double mat fits standard frame sizes
  • Made in Canada

Canvas Prints – various sizes and prices

  • Archival cotton canvas Giclee prints stretched over 1.5″ wide wooden stretcher bars
  • Additional coating of museum grade protective UV varnish
  • Basis Weight: 430 gsm, Material: Cotton, Surface Finish: Satin, Thickness: 23 mil
  • Certificate of Authenticity
  • Edition limited to 150 prints
  • Signed by the artist and embellished with fresh paint
  • Wired and ready to hang
  • Printed in Vancouver, BC to the highest modern printing standards
  • Made in Canada

Additional information

Media

Canvas Print, Matted Print, Card

Size

12" x 12", 16" x 16", 20" x 20", 24" x 24", 30" x 30", 36" x 36", 40" x 40", 5.25" x 5.25", 8" x 8" print in 12" x 12" mat

Mysterious. Ethereal. Compelling. Deep under the surface of Atl’ka7tsem/Howe Sound exists a world rarely seen by the human eye. Giant intricate structures are found in isolated colonies up to 200 meters deep, perched atop pinnacles in the deep dark waters. These otherworldly organisms are cloud sponges- ancient animals that were once thought to be extinct since the Eocene epoch 40 million years ago. Discovered living in Hectate Straight near Haida Gwaii in 1987 they were recently found in the depths of Georgia Straight and Howe Sound. Comprised of silica (glass) these Hexactinellid sponges can form reefs over 1,000 km square and grow as tall as an 8 story building. The reefs are home to a wide range of organisms including Quillback Rockfish, Shiner Perch, Spot Prawns and many species of small crustaceans. The powerful feeding nature of these sponges makes them one of the most important water filtering organisms in Howe Sound.

Special thank you to Adam Taylor of the Marine Life Sanctuary Societies of BC for providing reference photos for this painting

Fragment – 2021 – 40”x40” – acrylic on canvas

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Description

Mysterious. Ethereal. Compelling. Deep under the surface of Atl’ka7tsem/Howe Sound exists a world rarely seen by the human eye. Giant intricate structures are found in isolated colonies up to 200 meters deep, perched atop pinnacles in the deep dark waters. These otherworldly organisms are cloud sponges- ancient animals that were once thought to be extinct since the Eocene epoch 40 million years ago. Discovered living in Hectate Straight near Haida Gwaii in 1987 they were recently found in the depths of Georgia Straight and Howe Sound. Comprised of silica (glass) these Hexactinellid sponges can form reefs over 1,000 km square and grow as tall as an 8 story building. The reefs are home to a wide range of organisms including Quillback Rockfish, Shiner Perch, Spot Prawns and many species of small crustaceans. The powerful feeding nature of these sponges makes them one of the most important water filtering organisms in Howe Sound.

Special thank you to Adam Taylor of the Marine Life Sanctuary Societies of BC for providing reference photos for this painting

Cards are $5 each or 5 for 20

  • Printed on high quality card stock
  • Blank inside with envelope included
  • All original prints
  • Made in Canada

Matted Prints are standard sizes in a double white mat $40

  • Giclees printed on archival cotton fine art paper
  • Acid, lignin and chlorine free
  • High quality Epson inks
  • Double mat fits standard frame sizes
  • Made in Canada

Canvas Prints – various sizes and prices

  • Archival cotton canvas Giclee prints stretched over 1.5″ wide wooden stretcher bars
  • Additional coating of museum grade protective UV varnish
  • Basis Weight: 430 gsm, Material: Cotton, Surface Finish: Satin, Thickness: 23 mil
  • Certificate of Authenticity
  • Edition limited to 150 prints
  • Signed by the artist and embellished with fresh paint
  • Wired and ready to hang
  • Printed in Vancouver, BC to the highest modern printing standards
  • Made in Canada

Additional information

Media

Canvas Print, Matted Print, Card

Size

12" x 12", 16" x 16", 20" x 20", 24" x 24", 30" x 30", 36" x 36", 40" x 40", 5.25" x 5.25", 8" x 8" print in 12" x 12" mat