From the Archives

Each weekend Studio 1482 will be featuring posts from the One Drawing A Day archives. Today’s post is by Despina Georgiadis, from back in 2016. It’s titled “Sculpture Sketch.” #ODADarchive Pencil and china marker sketch for my sculpture now on view as part of Mystic Seaport’s Journey of Transformation. -Despina

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Mayflower II and a Whale

So, Dalvero went up to Mystic Seaport a few weeks ago and began reportaging the Mayflower II! So googled the mayflower flower and there were some very interesting definitions and symbols of the flower. One symbolic meaning is that of purification. Purification: the true essence cleanses the heart of negativity and stimulates love and forgiveness. […]

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She Passed By Quietly

I remember seeing the Morgan, even if I didn’t remember her name, when I was a kid. In fact, I have rather strong memories of the Charles W. Morgan and an old souvenir (does anyone use that word anymore—it does seem perfect for a wooden ship though) from a childhood visit. I even realized recently […]

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Whale of Boat

I made this drawing while on a ferry that was circling around the Morgan as she was on one of her first trial runs after being restored. The last wooden whaling ship in the U.S. is really a big deal in New England. And for the whole world too! Her 38th voyage will be dedicated […]

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New Bedford Bound

Another drawing from the Morgan‘s test run two weeks ago. Having seen her without her rigging for a few years as she was being restored, the art and the science of the sails and rigging was that much more profound. Hard to imagine how someone came up with the set up. She is bound for […]

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In The Rigging

As some of you may know, Dalvero Academy (with Studio 1482) has been documenting the restoration of the whale-ship the Charles W. Morgan for the last few years. We had an exhibit of our reportage and illustration work inspired by the restoration, which opened at Mystic Seaport in 2012. (www.dalveromystic.com) This summer, The Charles W. […]

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W/O ROPE

A page of notes from the Naturalist Workshop 2014 in Provincetown, MA that Dalvero Academy attended last weekend. Entanglement is a major issue for whales, turtles and other marine animals. Rope used to be made of hemp, now it is all made of plastic. It doesn’t break down, EVER, and so this plastic rope becomes […]

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Drunken Whale

And they rock, and they rock, through the sensual ageless ages on the depths of the seven seas, and through the salt they reel with drunk delight and in the tropics tremble they with love and roll with massive, strong desire, like gods. – DH Lawrence Above is a happy, slightly inebriated, whale,  swimming through […]

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