A Star to Steer By, Maureen Babb
The exhibition title is taken from the John Masefield poem Sea Fever. Like his poem, this exhibit hopes to convey a sense of longing for time spent on open waters and a deep love and nostalgia for the sea. Pieces in this exhibit have been inspired by the ships of the Age of Sail, which lasted from 16th through the 19th centuries, and the nautical culture that surrounded them. The works of this exhibit are in a variety of media, including ink drawings influenced by nautical woodcuts, especially those of René Quillivic, alcohol ink works that pay homage to navigational sailing techniques.