Overhaul

Overhaul

Overhaul

Overhaul

This work was made for the 2022 exhibition Arctic Ventures: forgotten stories of Scottish Whaling at the Scottish Fisheries Museum in Anstruther, Fife.

Whaling in the unpredictable weather of the Arctic could be dangerous. Storms would drive ice against and underneath whale ships. If the hull of a ship was damaged one way to repair it was to haul the ship over on its side on to an ice floe exposing the damaged structure that could be repaired above the waterline. 200-250 men would be needed to haul the ship over and so the crews from several ships would work together to rescue a ship in distress.

Approx 25 x 20cm Screen printing, fabric paint and freehand machine embroidery.