UNFINISHED JOURNEY

2019

Exploring Magellan’s last journey; his attempt to circumnavigate the Earth in one go, sailing clockwise from Spain. He was killed in the Phillipines and his journey ended.

This book records significant places he landed, or passed by, with names and dates lasercut into the fabric. By reading it clockwise, places are noted, with the dates on the reverse of the fold.

The piece refers to time, movement of the earth, the rise and swell of the seas Magellan navigated, the blue symbolizes ‘darkness made visible; the unknown, and the cold deep. The format is an open (broken) circle formed into a spiral - suggesting the natural rise and fall of sea, waves, whirlpools.

 

Construction: Concertina fold; each fold sewn with the next in the gutter

Note: Lutradur can be cut and folded like paper, but is untearable, so can be handled safely

11.5 cm x 2 cm x 20cm
Diameter 45 cm
Exhibition was cancelled