Migration

Artist: Mandylights 

Migration is a celebration of the gentle manta ray, and the mysterious stories of the deep it carries across the oceans. What is it that they carry, that we do not know? What are their stories of the waters? And what is the truth they hold in their spirit; in their gentle flight throughout the seas?

In Hawaii, the traditional name of the manta — hahalua — translates to ‘two breaths’. The first breath is their ‘water breath’, allowing them to dive to great depths, gathering knowledge and experience over their long lifespan. The second breath is their ‘air breath’, which they use when they breach. It is the breath with which they pass on their knowledge of the deep to those above the surface who do not yet know.