July 25, 2011

Renter's Delight: A landlubber's love of the sea

A couple of years ago, Colt and I took a trip downtown to eat dinner and walk around The Drag.We wandered into Urban Outfitters and soon fell in love with this stretched canvas print of The Devil Whale by Jen Lobo.
It was the first piece of art we bought as a couple. Neither of us have any real connection to the ocean—or large whales—but this struck both of us. And since buying it, I've been enamored with the idea of an ocean and whale collection. I moved this Dan-ah Kim piece from the bathroom to the bedroom at some point.
And then last Christmas, I bought Colt a print of Kurt Halsey's The ocean is a forest.
We have yet to frame and hang the print, since we don't have anywhere to put it at the moment. Moving, however, gives us the opportunity to create new art installations. And although I like what we've got on our walls, I can't tell you how excited I am to put them together with some of the other items we've collected in recent years in new and fresh ways. Here are some more great ocean and whale illustrations–some of which just might have to make their way into our new home.
(1, 2, 3, 4)
(5, 6, 7)
(8, 9, 10)
(11, 12, 13, 14)
(15, 16, 17)
Are whales the new mustaches? I think so.


  1. Lovely collection. My favorites are 6, 13, & 14.

  2. Superb painting. All the pictures are absolutely marvelous and each picture has a special message hidden in between.

  3. Mim-Great taste! Those are some of my favorites as well. :)

  4. i love these!

  5. Well... the whale's tail looks like a moustache...