Artist Statement"I wanted to contrast the bright colors of Bimini with the subtle blue hues of the night. The mangroves remain quiet and still as Ansil paddles in solitude; he is in his happy place. He looks up into the sky for guidance as he dreams of bonefish in the stars. Since this mural is in an active location, I hope the locals of Bimini find peace and solitude within it. They can hop in the boat, “The Jewel” alongside Ansil and dream into the night."
The FocusBonefish are considered one of the premier fly and light tackle game fish, and fishing for bonefish, called bonefishing, is a popular sport in the Bahamas. Since bonefish live in shallow inshore water, fishing may be done by wading or from a shallow-draft boat. Bonefishing is mostly done for the sport, so the fish are released, but they may also be eaten in less developed areas.
Very much the grandfather of Bimini bonefishing, Ansil Saunders has been guiding (and building boats) his whole life on the island and counts the late Martin Luther King among previous clients.