My work is exhibited at Mystic Seaport Museum as part of “Restoring a Past, Charting a Future: An Artistic Discovery of America’s Whaling Legacy by Dalvero Academy,” in 2013.
The effect that The Morgan and whaling had on American history is explored throughout my work in this exhibit. As a result of the capital generated by whaling, this epic period in history changed our nation from a maritime country to an industrial nation. Using letters and journals written by The Morgan’s crewmembers and other historical documents, I examined how America was shaped by one of the most prominent businesses of its time.
Using a timeline I created an interactive book that revealed the history of whaling in America. This narrative was presented through puppetry, video/animation, and sculpture.
I would like to give a special thanks to Quentin Snediker, the Director of the Shipyard. Without his support and enthusiasm for art this project would not have been possible. I am proud to be part of this extraordinary exhibit.