Friday, July 9, 2010

Wyland's Watery Wonderlands

"Marine Artist" Wyland is kind of a big deal. As I write this, I am actually hanging my head in shame that I haven't profiled him sooner.

He was called a “Marine Michaelangelo” by USA Today, (I'll give you a moment to absorb that......ok.) His "Whaling Walls" are a series of large-scale outdoor murals which can be found in cities worldwide.
His work is primarily straightforward oceanscapes, eschewing the space/sea mindfuckyness of WIS.
Notice that I said "primarily."
Ol' Wyland has done the dirty, as is evidenced by the above work, entitled "Water Planet." It was presented to the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in 2007 for their bicentennial.

Click on the post title to visit his website.