Exhibits: Navigation

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Navigation exhibit: About wind artwork and link to enlarge image

About Wind

Navigation exhibit: J-World I artwork and link to enlarge image

J-World I

Navigation exhibit: J-World II artwork and link to enlarge image

J-World II

Navigation exhibit: Max artwork and link to enlarge image

Max

Navigation exhibit: Black Dog artwork and link to enlarge image

Black Dog

Navigation exhibit:Sunfish I artwork and link to enlarge image

Sunfish I

Navigation exhibit: Sunfish II artwork and link to enlarge image

Sunfish II

Navigation exhibit: Sunfish III artwork and link to enlarge image

Sunfish III

Navigation exhibit: About Tacking and link to enlarge image

Tacking

Navigation exhibit: Storm Warning I artwork and link to enlarge image

Storm Warning I

Navigation exhibit: Storm Warning II artwork and link to enlarge image

Storm Warning II

Navigation exhibit: Storm Warning III artwork and link to enlarge image

Storm Warning III

Navigation exhibit: Navigation artwork and link to enlarge image

Navigation

Navigation exhibit: M.O.B. Drill I artwork and link to enlarge image

M.O.B. Drill I

Navigation exhibit: M.O.B. Drill II artwork and link to enlarge image

M.O.B. Drill II

Navigation exhibit: M.B.O. Drill III artwork and link to enlarge image

M.O.B. Drill III

Navigation exhibit: Feather Boats I  artwork and link to enlarge image

Feather Boats I

Navigation exhibit: Feather Boats II artwork and link to enlarge image

Feather Boats II

Navigation exhibit: Feather Boats III artwork and link to enlarge image

Feather Boats III

Navigation exhibit: Feather Boats iV artwork and link to enlarge image

Feather Boats IV

Navigation exhibit: Feather Boats V artwork and link to enlarge image

Feather Boats V

Navigation exhibit: Feather Boats VI artwork and link to enlarge image

Feather Boats VI




This body of work was created during the summer of 1997. It had its conception when my husband offered his great idea for a vacation. We would go to San Diego in the spring and enroll in a week of sailing lessons with the J-World Sailing School. Five days (8 am to 5 pm) of sailing a 30 motor-less boat in San Diego Bay amidst passing aircraft carriers and Navy Seal training. There was just Bob, me, and an instructor onboard.

Although this was a great adventure and lots of fun for Sailor-Bob, it was quite stressful for me. I did persevere and received my official J-World Certificate of Completion, but I spent the rest of the summer processing all this new information and calming my psyche. Much of my angst was expressed in a journal / sketchbook. Sailing requires that you understand wind direction and the design of your sailboat. I researched and recorded these concepts obsessively and then put them into practice with our smaller, safer Sunfish on our smaller, safer lake waters.

It just so happened that I had signed up for additional course work at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee that summer. My main concentration was the Monoprint Workshops taught by Professor Vicki Graffentin. I used my sailing experiences as subject matter for the experimentation offered in these workshops. My feelings toward sailing flowed through this monoprint process.