MARINA REES

 
 
 
 
 
 


Marine mammal bones carved and used as stamps. Reminiscent of old whaling logbooks, where stamps were used to mark each whale harvested. The bone surfaces are of uneven textures and the inked stamps on paper recall traces of drawn whales rather than polished new and perfect impressions.
The remains of whales became tools to represent their living cousins seen in the bay. These stamps are no longer a mark representing a captured whale but a faint memory of the whales which were once bountiful in the wild and are now struggling to survive in an increasingly human affected world.
These works were a part of the solo show C-E-T-A-C-E-A, at the Húsavík Whale Museum, Iceland