Wednesday, 4 August 2010

COMMERCIAL SHIPBUILDING


Screenprint, digital, and watercolor on Rives BFK paper 65 x 50 cm.


Screenprint, digital, and watercolor on Rives BFK paper 65 x 50 cm.

Damen shipyards wanted to present to their client, Smit of Rotterdam, a gift of appreciation. I did 2 versions. Smit was founded by Fop Smit in 1842 to provide ships entering the port of Rotterdam with safe passage and today is an internationally operating company. Because it was founded in the 19th century, I researched the map dept. within the University of Amsterdam to find a mid-19th century chart of the Hook of Holland. This is the entrance to the Port of Rotterdam. I worked the map it into the overall composition.

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