ROY HENRY VICKERS GALLERY
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Harmony - Block Mount

Edition Date: March 2011
Artist: Roy Henry Vickers
Medium: Block Mount
Image Size: 12 7/8" x 8"





 

In the mid 80’s, a very special whale traveled to this area. She was the friendliest grey whale to visit our location, known for her love of human contact. When she arrived at Clayoquot Sound, the whale-watching industry was beginning, and there were only a few people doing whale research.


My friend Sharron Carbone was one of the pioneers of the whale-watching industry at that time. She was told of a friendly grey whale near Grice Bay and set out to find it. Sharron was in a 12’ zodiac with two others in the boat when they came across the whale. This friendly whale swam beside the boat, sticking her head out of the water. Sharron amazingly reached out, hugged the whale’s head, and kissed her. She looked at this whale and thought, “What amazing harmony.”

From then on, the whale became lovingly known as Harmony. She stayed for the summer, feeding and visiting the whale watchers. Some people were scared of her. One boat of fisherman panicked when she came too close and injured her with their engine props when trying to get away. At the end of the season, Sharron didn’t come across her again, figuring she left for her journey south for the winter.


It was never confirmed that Harmony revisited the area, as identifying whales in the area didn’t begin until some years later. Harmony is celebrated through songs and artwork of her short time in the Tofino area.


I want to thank Roy for taking an interest in my artwork and for this fantastic opportunity to collaborate on this extraordinary project. I am honored that my first limited edition print, “Harmony,” is with Roy Henry Vickers. - Roy Henry Vickers & Carly Steven





Story

In the mid 80’s, a very special whale traveled to this area. She was the friendliest grey whale to visit our location, known for her love of human contact. When she arrived at Clayoquot Sound, the whale-watching industry was beginning, and there were only a few people doing whale research.


My friend Sharron Carbone was one of the pioneers of the whale-watching industry at that time. She was told of a friendly grey whale near Grice Bay and set out to find it. Sharron was in a 12’ zodiac with two others in the boat when they came across the whale. This friendly whale swam beside the boat, sticking her head out of the water. Sharron amazingly reached out, hugged the whale’s head, and kissed her. She looked at this whale and thought, “What amazing harmony.”

From then on, the whale became lovingly known as Harmony. She stayed for the summer, feeding and visiting the whale watchers. Some people were scared of her. One boat of fisherman panicked when she came too close and injured her with their engine props when trying to get away. At the end of the season, Sharron didn’t come across her again, figuring she left for her journey south for the winter.


It was never confirmed that Harmony revisited the area, as identifying whales in the area didn’t begin until some years later. Harmony is celebrated through songs and artwork of her short time in the Tofino area.


I want to thank Roy for taking an interest in my artwork and for this fantastic opportunity to collaborate on this extraordinary project. I am honored that my first limited edition print, “Harmony,” is with Roy Henry Vickers. - Roy Henry Vickers & Carly Steven