The Whiting on the Wall

the withing on the wall



mixed technique 97x57x14 cm (LED internally lit)

Dedicated to North Atlantic fishing restrictions



The writing on the wall is the well-known expression from the Torah, which signifies impending doom. To see the writing on the wall is to forecast one’s demise.

Here instead we see a ‘whiting’ - the fish - on a wall. In this way attention is drawn to the potentially calamitous situationof the North Sea, where overfishing and climate change (its temperature has risen by 1.5° since 1962) have had devastatingeffects on the numbers of fish and the entire ecosystem.

Text and images are often inseparable. The first complements the second, like a caption, or suggests a key with which to interpret the image.