Description Cachalot, the ancient name for the sperm whale which is so un-elegantly named for such a majestic creature. Here the whale carries inhabitants on his back and inside it's body where little lights shine out the windows. Serpentine sharks loom below. This is the basis for a fairy tale I will someday finish but for now it is a nice allegorical image.
Don Barnett, Washington, USA Member Since March 2007 Artist Statement Working in watercolor, gouache, oils and digital medium as well as photography, Don Barnett shows primarily in Seattle and Los Angeles and lives in the heavily wooded countryside East of Seattle WA between the Cascades and the sea. The works have been displayed at the Seattle Art Museum as well as in the Calix Art Gallery Downtown Seattle. Projects include conceptual work for Dreamworks games, design and children's book illustration for Microsoft, and animating the drawings of Leonardo da’ Vinci for the award winning interactive title by Corbis.
Why do I make art:
Somewhere between the spirit and the natural world, between God and science, is the Ideal, found in the overlooked everyday details. I work the way I do because I feel immersed in the matrix of life, whether it is a flurry of plankton moving around me in the sea or a cloud of cottonwood seeds floating by, life is everywhere, thriving, moving, coursing, like a Van Gogh sky, so I am compelled to capture it!