The Narwal has always been one of natures more peculiar creatures. This one is portrayed as perhaps a little more menacing than they would appear in nature. I think all of the bad news pertaining to the Deep Water Horizon oil spill of 2010 may have “leaked” into my consciousness while making this piece. The waves seem slicked with oil, and the creature itself seems equipped to have caused the mess. Maybe it wasn’t our fault after all.