This is perhaps, at least at first glance, one of Parr's most "childlike" works. Compared to many of Parr's "busier" print compositions,Man and Whalehas but two visual elements yet his wondrous ability to populate the page shines through.*. Similarly, Eegyvudluk's unerring balance of light and dark bring another level of sophistication. We have often joked that the test of a good Parr is that it could have a place of pride on either a museum wall or a refrigerator door!
*NOTE: It is possible that this print, like a handful of others, was “extracted” from a larger drawing by Parr. The format of the source drawing is unusually narrow, suggesting that it might have been cut from a larger sheet.