Talking to Adam Hunter Caldwell

Tell me about “Girl Fish”

I was doing a series of portraits of indigenous folks engaged in important rituals. She is an Inuit girl who has just caught a large fish. Now she will eat the fish. I loved the colors on her face, her expression, and her obvious familiarity with holding sea creatures. This was the first time I painted a fish and I was very happy with the glistening colors.

The fact that ways of life are vanishing all over the planet at an alarming rate makes me want to paint as a way of connecting, and as an alarm.

“Girl Fish”


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