Fearful Symmetry Title

Prints offered in 2 sizes
Large Size: 32″ x 32″ $400.00
Small Size: 20″ x 20″ $250.00



Presciently, Jim Thorpe artist Victor Stabin tackled the subject of global climate change and the effects on man and nature in his 1999 painting entitled “Fearful Symmetry.” A line from the William Blake poem “The Tyger” inspired the title. 

Tyger, tyger, burning bright 

In the forests of the night, 

What immortal hand or eye 

Could frame thy fearful symmetry?

Stabin’s painting conveys a scene that unfolds in reflections in water. Orange and red hues render a sense of gravity and heightened awareness as a bale of turtles swim in synchronized rows along grid a pattern of overhead power lines.

This painting reveals the scene of a cataclysmic flood, power lines shouldn’t be in water, and there is the impression of intense heat, but the turtles continue, returning serenely in symmetry to their world. The last vestige of man, a pair of sneakers thrown over the power lines, is but an echo of man’s existence.

  • Each print is a signed and numbered Limited Edition of 300.
  • Printed with highest quality archival paper and ink with a minimum 1″ border.
  • 10% of each turtle series print is donated to help species preservation efforts around the globe.


Sea Turtle Conservancy
Ocean Alliance Foundation
Gumbo Limbo Nature
Safina Center
Rain Forest Trust
Turtle Island Restoration
Sea Save Foundation