About this object

Cultural context

contemporary art

Iconographic meaning

Pendant is part of a set of jewelry that collectively depict a family narrative about the artist's grandfather, Fred Cook, who caught a whale in his fishing net and set it free rather than allowing it to be captured. See file for full story as stated by the artist. The narrative also demonstrates the artist's respect for wildlife.

Physical description

Circular hanging pendant has a central image of a whale underneath a person rowing a boat. The images are almost entirely enclosed inside a wire circle. There are three wave-shaped wires inside the circle plus a smaller circle situated at the top of the pendant.