Size: 24"W x 24"H x 1.5"D
Year Created: 2018
Ready to Hang
In 2010 I had the opportunity to visit South Africa after connecting with a family living there. After a week stay I knew I wanted to live there and booked a second trip in November to visit and explore places t live and employment. Shortly before the trip I was introduced to Dana, who became my wife in 2014. I took the month trip, knowing I couldn't move to Africa without going back for Dana. Instead of investing in job searching, I paid for experiences. Those experiences included hiking mountains, flying in ultralights, and going shark diving in Gansbaai. I returned to the states, later married my wife, and we are traveling back to South Africa this year to introduce Dana to my South African family.
"Great White" captures my feelings at that time, poised on the edge of an unknown adventure, but turning back to look towards the warmth closer to shore.
Erik Reichenbach is a comic artist and illustrator from Ann Arbor, Michigan. Since he could crawl he has been drawing bright worlds filled with imaginative characters; it was no wonder that Erik wanted to grow up to be a creative professional. He received a Bachelor’s of Fine Art from Eastern Michigan University in 2009 and has since developed his own signature style through continual freelance work. Reichenbach has since had featured works in Entertainment Weekly, People.com, RobHasAWebsite, and in local businesses. In 2008 Reichenbach applied and was selected to be a contestant on CBS’s Survivor Micronesia, which filmed on the remote islands of Palau. Five years later in 2013 he was asked back on Survivor: Caramoan which filmed in the Philippines. Since then he's continued to travel and learn about world cultures to benefit his art. Erik Reichenbach currently lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan with his wife, Dana. He works as a freelance Art Director and Graphic Designer.