waxed plywood with pine edging
122.7 x 244.3 x 4 cm with integral frame
National Gallery of Canada (no. 18134)
© Robert Fones
This simple, spare form whimsically invites free association. Is it the whale that swallowed the biblical Jonah, punished by God for insubordination and reborn three days later when the whale spat him onto shore? Or is it the plug removed from a knothole in a piece of plywood, the peering eye behind the hole . . . ?
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