Carl Beam

Voyage

1988
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This 1:5-scale model of the Santa María sets the tone for Beam’s re-evaluation of Christopher Columbus’ arrival in the Americas. With loaded symbolism, the eviscerated white hull leans precariously on its side, evoking the sun-bleached bones of a whale that has met an untimely death.
Artist
Title
Voyage
Date
1988
Medium
Sculpture
Materials
painted wood
Dimensions
530 x 308 x 310 cm installed
Nationality
Canadian
Credit line
Gift of the Council for Canadian-American Relations, 2010, through the generosity of Steven J. Orfield
Accession number
42947