oil & graphite on wood. 10.5in x 36in
In this (much awaited) piece, I wanted to make the wood as raw as possible, barely altered, as the grain itself is intense. This was also inspired by the early Hawaiian surfboards that were made from wood.
The payara is a game fish found in the Amazon River basin. It is also known as the vampire fish or dog fish (peixe-cachorro) due to its two front fangs. Their diet partially consists of piranhas, which it impales on its pair of pearly whites.