by Eric Whollem
India ink and watercolor on paper
Private collection, U.K.
9 x 6"
Copyright by the artist.
The Peruvian Legend of the Foam Born
THE INCA DOLPHIN KING
Manco Capac was the first of the Inca Emperors.
He was said to have been born of the waters of
Lake Titicaca. These waters are known to have a
high sea salt content.
He is said to be one of the Viracocha, or Foam
Legend has it that Manco Capac and his bride,
Macma Ocllo, were dolphin spirits.
Sea horses live in the briney waters of Lake
Titicaca to this day. Lake Titicaca and the Andes
Mountains have been pushed up out of the Pacific
Ocean over the centuries. The sea life that remains
there has adapted to the high elevation.
Nicaragua also has a lake with sea life. But the
waters of the lake there have lost their high salt
FIGURATIVE ABSTRACTIONS by Eric Whollem
Abstract art, mixed media painting, mythology, Viracocha, Incas, Lake Titicaca.