Mysteries of the Sea Creature Banner : One-of-a-Kind, Hand-Painted Caribbean Art
One of Sloop’s rare wordless banners, Mysteries of the Sea Creature offers a window into the artist’s perception of the ocean life he communes with during his afternoon swims on St. John in the US Virgin Islands.
The figures are abstract, evoking the sense of awe generated in so many people when face to face with life under the sea. It is a world so familiar and yet so foreign, just like the sea creatures on this banner: their forms odd and blob-ish, their eyes soulful and deep.
With colors that are darker than Sloop’s traditional palette, we feel even more a sense of the deep mystery of what lies deep beneath the ocean’s surface. A primary blue signifies water, and the mysteries of the sea creatures are black with subtle green accents. And in the middle of everything, the one focal point of this piece, a bright yellow spot that we can only assume is the sun.
This reminds us that yes, this is a piece by Sloop Jones, the artist we know for his cheerful, bright exuberance and a deep appreciation of the star that keeps our planet alive.
The Mysteries of the Sea Creature Banner would be a great gift for any snorkel or ocean loving adult or child. It would look excellent next to a home aquarium or even at your family’s fishing cottage. At about 1.5 ft across and 2.5 ft long, this banner takes up a healthy amount of real estate on your wall without requiring all the attention in the room.
Mysteries of the Sea Creature Banner Official Dimensions: 17.5″ x 33.5″
Bamboo rod and clothespins included.