A watercolour featuring a quote from the book Moby Dick by Herman Melville: “Heaved and still unrestingly heaved the black sea”. It doesn’t end well for Captain Ahab – and that’s the point of the story. As well as the white whale, also pictured is Ahab’s ship The Pequod and an albatross, the spirit of dead sailors.
This painting celebrates the incredible work of my hero, the scandalously unsung Alfred Russel Wallace. Wallace came up with the theory of natural selection independently of Darwin and established the study of biogeography.
This painting is no longer available, and is shown here for your viewing pleasure and for the glory of Wallace.
Read more about Wallace here.