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Balaena II: The Tale of Life
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Ltd edition of 101 H.M.P.s [Hand Modified Prints]
Multiple layers of Pure Platinum leaf hand applied by the artist onto museum quality giclée fine art paper, and orange sparkle on whale tail


This piece is about the emotions of the market we all get to ride when we dive into Bitcoin, whether you’re a market moving whale or a little trader getting tossed about in the waves! "The Tale of Life" is an emotional and visual metaphor, we can all relate to.

Balaena is the first Latin name given to whales in the order of their species. The original of this artwork is a metallic watercolour, which was painted with finely ground fossilised whale vertebrae, found off the West Coast of South Africa - most likely millions of years old. So you have true prehistoric whale energy infused into this painting. The finished painting was then “charged” with the Moonlight of the very rare Super Blue Moon (the next one is only in 2037).


Just like the cycles of life, or the ups n downs we go through in life, the stories and emotions we travel through... let's remember, amidst all of this, we can still find peace - all will be good again. I invite you to receive your own financial "knowingness" and a beautiful sense of inner peace and deep wisdom the whale gives us.


Size M: Ltd H.M.P. ed of 101
(55 x 68 cm / 21.6 x 26.7)
Museum quality giclée fine art paper

Scarce Materials: Platinum leaf

Numbered & hand signed on the front by Petek
Comes with a certificate of authentication


There are 3x A.P.s related to this edition, which are larger in size and made with 22ct Moon Gold. 
#2/3  is the only one left now.  The original is currently available. POA. Contact artist for more details.

Balaena II: The Tale of Life

  • Made to order. Ships within 10 days.

    Edition runs:
    Ltd H.M.P. ed of 101.           - Platinum
    Ltd H.M.P. ed of 3x A.P.s.  - 22ct Moon Gold  (only 1 left)

    The platinum leafing is a delicate process that takes time and attention to detail and is done with a lot of love and care.

    H.M.P. means "hand modified print". Usually, a ltd edition series is only signed by the artist - and that's it. Here, each individual artwork is also hand leafed with precious metals. It is a super delicate process and usually takes 3-5 layers of metal leafing to get a nice shine.

    Imitation gold or silver can be printed (it's called foil), whereas precious metals cannot go through a printing marchine, it can only be done by hand. This individual modification is what sets these artworks apart from the rest.

    Any questions feel free to message me here in the chat box, or in the Twitter DMs.

  • Although this art print is printed with UV colour safe inks AND has been treated with UV protection spray, it is not recommended to hang it in a spot that get's strong direct sunlight during the day. If you must, then I recommend using UV safe glass as a double precaution, when you get it framed locally. Museum glass, is AMAZING, and also more pricey. You can't see the glass at all as it has zero reflections, it is the absolute best glass if you want to go all out.

    When unwrapping and handling the print, please take care, with clean hands or using white gloves. Do NOT roll it in the opposite direction to the natural curvature of the paper (the same direction you received it in). In stead, I suggest asking the framers to flatten it for a day or 2, before they frame it.

    As paper has memory, try not to keep it rolled up for too long (a couple of weeks at most) - having it framed will be the best way to preserve and protect it. 

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