Monday, August 25, 2014

Home Sweet Home

Susan Funk of Mystic Seaport
The Charles W. Morgan whaling ship, the last surviving wooden whaling vessel in the world, has successfully completed her 38th Historic Voyage, and settled back at Mystic Seaport, the very place that spent 5 years on her restoration at the Henry B. DuPont Preservation Shipyard. These brief drawings capture the homecoming celebration that Mystic held for the ship on August 6th, 2014. The Morgan is now on view in Mystic Village Chubb’s Wharf.  Home Sweet Home.

Gutenberg Press and Declaration of Independence

Gary Gregory

Here's a series of drawings from an old Boston printing shop "The Printing Office of Edes & Gill", located on the Freedom Trail, behind the Old North Church. Historian Gary Gregory, the man in the drawings below, fully clothed in the 18th century colonial attire, spent over 2 hours with our Dalvero group, telling us about the technology of the printing press and how it revolutionized humanity. He let every one of us take turns pulling a print of the 1776 Declaration of Independence, using the 1470s replica of the Gutenberg Press. From inking the movable type to pulling the big lever, this 2-minute experience was like time-travel. Then, Gary did a reading of the entire Declaration of Independence, only to realize that it was July 18th, the 239th anniversary of the first public reading of the Declaration in Boston. The stars truly aligned for us on that day! Big thanks to Gary for everything!

Inking the movable type.
Feeding paper.

Checking print quality.

Rolling up the print of the Declaration of Independence.

Gary Gregory reading the Declaration of Independence, with the Steeple of the Old North Church behind him.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Time Lapse of Dalvero Whale Mural in Provincetown

I put together this time lapse of the 2 fun days Dalvero artists spent working on a group mural in Provincetown, MA. Amazing to see it all in 3 short minutes.

One of my thumbnails that informed a portion of the group mural. It's a visualization of the four main dangers that whales and marine species face today: trash, entanglement in nets, noise pollution and boat strikes.