collage and watercolour 22”h, 30”w 2021
A map of Baltimore’s harbour and environs resembles a Renaissance map coming into contact with the year 2020. Sea monsters devour masted ships on uncharted waters and are to be feared by all who venture near. Meanwhile, these modern menaces surround us; police helicopters, drones, rats, fireworks and squeegee boys.
The tableau is in the form of a monument pedestal. In this case the monument is empty as the statue – commemorating Columbus – is tossed in the harbour while his ships are attacked by monsters.
- Historic documents