“VIATOREM” (39-F50)

Artist: JP Whiting
Collection: First 50
Medium/Material: Alcohol ink on fiberboard
Created: August 2018
Dimensions: 39 3/8″ x 23 5/8 ” x 1 3/8 ”
Weight: 14 lbs 2 oz
Layout: Landscape
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Status: Sold


Story:  The North Wind and the Sun had a quarrel about which of them was  stronger. While they were disputing, a Traveler passed along the trail wrapped in a cloak.
“Let us agree,” said the Wind, “that he who is the stronger can strip that Traveler of his cloak.”
“Very well,” said the Sun.
With the first gust of wind the cloak whipped about the Traveler’s body. But he immediately wrapped it closely around him, and the harder the Wind blew, the tighter he held it to him. The North Wind tore angrily at the cloak, but all his efforts were in vain.

Then the Sun began to shine. As his gentle rays grew warmer and warmer,  the man took off his cloak. (Aesop’s Fable: The North Wind & the Sun)

Room photo courtesy of Cool Housez