David Ondaatje: Gaviota Swimmer, (2020/2022)

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Monacelli and Artspace are pleased to announce a new limited edition print by filmmaker and photographer David Ondaatje in celebration of the artist’s new monograph, Water Views: Rivers, Lakes, Oceans, published by Monacelli.

Print: Vivera Pigment archival inks on Lexjet Sunset metallic paper
24 3/4 x 36 in (63 x 91 cm)
Edition of 25
The work is signed by the Artist on the front

Gaviota Swimmer captures the essence of Ondaatje’s artistic practice, offering a meditation on the power of solitude, the unspoiled beauty of the wilderness, and the unique marvel of coastal water patterns.

“The California coast becomes progressively more wild as one moves north from Santa Barbara. Near Gaviota, the water is a beautiful dark shade of green with kelp forests just offshore. With the sun and my camera directly overhead, I could see deep into the emerald water below as a lone swimmer, fearless, swam parallel to shore.” — David Ondaatje

Limited to 25 signed editions, the print is accompanied by a signed copy of Water Views, David Ondaatje’s breathtaking new survey of aerial photography. A portion of proceeds from the sale of every limited edition will be donated by the photographer to Human Rights Watch, an organization he has supported for many years, to support climate and environment initiatives.

ABOUT WATER VIEWS

Water Views: Rivers, Lakes, Oceans is a breathtaking overview of the most striking bodies of water from around the world. Photographed with the latest drone technology by filmmaker David Ondaatje, these stunning aerial images celebrate the world’s waterways, shorelines, and their surrounding landscapes.

David Ondaatje’s photographs marry advanced drone photography with true artistic vision. Long before taking the aerial photographs published in Water Views, David Ondaatje experimented with newfound perspectives through his lens. Ondaatje creatively captured aerial views as a filmmaker, and as technology evolves, Ondaatje’s photographic images push towards cinematic scale. From the untamed coast of Oregon to the sunny surf spots of southern California, the wilds of western Canada to Florida’s southeast coast and the Caribbean islands, or the still waters of Lake Tahoe to Italy’s Lake Como, Ondaatje’s photography whisks viewers away on a trip to the most incredible landscapes around the globe.

David Ondaatje’s photographs marry advanced drone photography with true artistic vision. Long before taking the aerial photographs published in Water Views, David Ondaatje experimented with newfound perspectives through his lens. Ondaatje creatively captured aerial views as a filmmaker, and as technology evolves, Ondaatje’s photographic images push towards cinematic scale. From the untamed coast of Oregon to the sunny surf spots of southern California, the wilds of western Canada to Florida’s southeast coast and the Caribbean islands, or the still waters of Lake Tahoe to Italy’s Lake Como, Ondaatje’s photography whisks viewers away on a trip to the most incredible landscapes around the globe.