Naufragée des mers | 2018 | Musée de la Mer | Îles-de-la-Madeleine

Naufragée des mers shows a whale being rescued by villagers. They spray water on the large mammal in the hopes of returning it safely to the sea. This monumental work and the choice of subject demonstrate the artist’s sensitive handling of this issue.

A topic that is still relevant today, since in 2017 the carcasses of 12 right whales were found in the Gulf of the St. Lawrence. The right whale, which in summer lives along the Islands’ shores, is an endangered species. There are about 450 North Atlantic right whales left in existence.