Call the Ships to Port, Original oil painting
Original oil painting by Sarah Soward
Oil on canvas
This painting is part of the Rhinotopia painting series.
Call the Ships to Port is inspired by La Sirene and named after a song by Covenant. In the painting, a siren in the form of an ocean-colored black rhino looks out to sea ready to beckon ships to her rocky shores. Waves crash around her while she remains serene.
The black rhino is an endangered species native to Africa and would not normally be found near any sea shore (as far as I am aware). The seascape here is of the lively cliffs and rocks at the end of Maku'u Drive on the Big Island of Hawaii. This is a more subtle juxtaposition than what many Surrealists employ.
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