Memory Boats – Voyage

These large floating boats are 12′ to 20′ long. Large enough that we can imagine riding in them, being at sea or perhaps adrift in the cultural images they contain. They are painted in transparent semi-overlapping layers, like the waves lapping against a ship’s hull. Each boat tells a cultural story, with its shadow reflection lying beneath it. Contained within the shadow reflections are what appear to be whimsical elements along side of terrifying ones. This juxtaposition creates a startling quality that also exists in the reality of our daily life. These shadow images directly relate in meaning to the boat it reflects, illuminating the often darker culturally suppressed or hidden aspects reflected within the image/story of the boat.

The stories contained within each boat:
Family Values – consumerism
Friendship – relationships
Great Lakes – water pollution
Body of Evidence – 911 attacks
Ownership – animal extinction
Minnowing – invasive plants

Memory Boats – Voyage

These large floating boats are 12′ to 20′ long. Large enough that we can imagine riding in them, being at sea or perhaps adrift in the cultural images they contain. They are painted in transparent semi-overlapping layers, like the waves lapping against a ship’s hull. Each boat tells a cultural story, with its shadow reflection lying beneath it. Contained within the shadow reflections are what appear to be whimsical elements along side of terrifying ones. This juxtaposition creates a startling quality that also exists in the reality of our daily life. These shadow images directly relate in meaning to the boat it reflects, illuminating the often darker culturally suppressed or hidden aspects reflected within the image/story of the boat.

The stories contained within each boat:
Family Values – consumerism
Friendship – relationships
Great Lakes – water pollution
Body of Evidence – 911 attacks
Ownership – animal extinction
Minnowing – invasive plants