Fine art giclée print on Italian cold-press watercolor paper
16” x 24" with a half-inch border
Limited time release (January 8-14, 2019)
Signed & numbered
Printed with ♥ by Paragon Press
Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery
Photograph by Tre' Packard
"Rainbow Bite" by Casey Weldon (USA) sheds light on the worrying state of our ocean's shark population and the demonization they have been subjected to in the media and popular culture. It is estimated that annually, 100 Million sharks are killed directly and indirectly by humans. That's 11,417 sharks per hour or 190 sharks every second, on average. Apex predators at the top of the marine food chain, sharks play a uniquely important role in regulating the delicate ecological balance. As such, the decimation of global shark populations is detrimental to the health of fisheries, coastal habitats and more.
Since I was a child, I have been taught to fear the shark. Thru media sensationalism and Hollywood exploitative cinema, sharks have always been portrayed to me as anthropomorphically mean and soulless creatures that want nothing other than to chomp me to bits and gobble up my remains if I dare tap a toe in that ocean.
The older, uglier, and more physically frightening I become in my later years, I have learned that even the scary creatures out there are just looking for a good time and doing what they do naturally. In reality, less than 10 people die annually due to shark-related incidences. Vending machines and falling coconuts kill more people than sharks annually. In the end, we all just wanna eat till our bellies are full, and maybe just party a little bit when the sun goes down."
- Casey Weldon -
Originally from Southern California,CaseyWeldon attended the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. After living in Las Vegas, he relocated to Brooklyn, and finally Seattle, Washington where he now lives and works as an illustrator and fine artist. Weldon’s signature style utilizes a bright, vibrating hyperchromatic palette often portraying strange and dreamlike circumstances between people and the natural world. His carefully constructed layers of neon glazes create a supernatural glow, almost as though the painting is illuminated from within. The result is an eerie cinematic narrative that draws us into the story, where we have entered into the scene at a moment just before or after some unknown climactic event.