Recently I had the opportunity to live life adventurously and move across the country to the small coastal city of Wilmington. Tucked into a small peninsula on the southern tip of North Carolina, Wilmington is a unique colonial town surrounded by beautiful swamps and forests. I really appreciated the warm welcome I received from the community. Everyone was warm and welcoming, and had a huge passion for the arts.
During my stay Wilmington was hit by hurricane Florence. Thousands of people’s homes and businesses were destroyed. Thousands of people became isolated from their families in need of food and water. Over 600,000 went without power for over 2 weeks.
I was roused to create this piece; inspired and haunted by the power mother nature holds. Ægir is a Nordic mythological giant that represents the sea; not a god but equal in stature and power. For the sales of this print, 20% was donated to the ARC hurricane Florence relief and I was able to raise over $500! Many thanks to all my fans who helped support Wilmingtonians in their time of need.