Marine Drawings

  • Moby Dick VS. Hamlet
    There’s no alternative anymore. Death is at hand in this Sea of Troubles.
    Or is Moby Dick the Ghost?
  • Le Rêve Ecossais
    Little is known about the Kingdom of the Isles and the Norse presence from the 9th to the 13th century on the Isle of Skye – apart from the name Skíð itself – Skye. All but a few traces and names are lost in the mist of History.
  • Aeolus I
    Taken from the indecipherable tri-head god ruler of the wind in Greek mythology – is a graphic study on the absurd use of so much heavy fuel on the open sea where the wind is widely and freely available.
  • Aeolus II
    The frame used here as an vintage enamel sign explores the possibility of creating structurally impossible objects – reminiscent of Gödel Incompleteness Theorems: letters can’t be separate from the drawing but at the same time, the drawing needs these letters to be understood.
  • Turner Transcription I
    The challenge was to recreate some of Turner’s sketches taken from his Whalers Sketchbook starting solely from their title. Somehow Turner himself was turned into an abstraction.
    The concept here is that the title is an accessory to the work but it gives its identity to it. You can live without it but you can’t explore without it.
  • North Winds
    In Erik the Red’s Saga, Northerly winds seems to constantly surround the discovery of the New World – as in Greenlanders Saga when Bjarni is lost, so close to the shore.
    Northerly winds are never far from the New World: the green obsession of the sagas on the endless sea.
  • North West Passage
    Shows a ship heading to the NW passage floating on Water above the ice pack. Climate change had structurally changed the possibilities of sailing through this passage.
  • The New World
    Mankind is not always kind.
    Throughout History, exploration was mainly characterised by greed, ambition, intolerance, or, at best, total indifference to anything new.
    The most important role in fact seems to have been played by iron – the element 26 – essential for manufacturing arms and itself an impasse in the Periodic Table as in human reality. Against this dramatic background the Greek explorer Pytheas strikes a refreshing note with his disinterested exploration of the (future) British Isles around 325 BC…