Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Michelle's progress - Group 5 "Three Ships"

After receiving the title, Three Ships, my mind instantly drifted to Ernest Shackleton's quasi-infamous lifeboats, the Stancomb Wills, Dudley Docker and James Caird. I like the idea of these small boats as protectors, as nomadic homes, as vessels in a literal and figurative sense. As a former academic librarian, I'm interested in archives and memory and am assembling a small faux archive on this theme, which will be contained in a clamshell box (I like to think of it as a small travel shrine or mariner's protective talisman). The shrines will house a multi-layered diorama, errata card, etc. I'll be printing these little shrines with photopolymer plates on one of the Vandercooks in my graduate program's studio...I'm sending out for the negatives today!


rObfOs said...

Oh, to be in group 5! Your ideas sound so interesting and haunting.
Can't wait to see more of your project.

Helen M said...

This sounds really interesting Michelle, and you are well advanced with the project.

Sara Bowen said...

I will be very interested to see the outcome - I knew of the boats but not their names.