This one’s from 2 perspectives, Maunganui replacing Fuji and the Astrolabe Reef in front instead of 3 boats (and 30 terrified people on them)! The wave ended up closer to the original than I intended, not sure why, however it’s my tribute to a great work.
My wave goes R to L in the yokogawa tradition, Hokusai broke new ground in 1831 Japan with his wave going L to R in the European tradition, The key to his wave is the low viewing point/horizon, which emphasises our vulnerability vs the power of nature. The subtext is that the wave represents the oncoming/inevitable force of foreign intervention into the closed off empire, with Fuji representing those traditional values.
Sold by Exhibitions Gallery, Wellington at my June 2021 “In the style of Hiroshige” solo exhibition.
Acrylics on stretched canvas 600x600mm.