Sepia Saturday - Voices from the Past

Peabody Essex Museum on Essex Street in Salem,...Image via Wikipedia
Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts, has an amazing contemporary artwork now on exhibit through April 2011. The work is entitled "Figurehead" by Charles Sandison. Sandison is a digital artist who is known for his projections of art on walls of popular buildings. This work is the first in the museum's initiative to bring contemporary art to it's collect.

The companion exhibit, "Written on the Waves," is just downstairs and features several of the museum's ship's logs from the 1800's. Many of these log books have turned a warm sepia tone as they have aged over the years. The Sandison exhibit upstairs features words replicated from these log books "floating voices from the past," on the walls ceiling and floors of the East India Marine Hall.

The first video was produced by PEM.org. The second is a production of CrazyasaCoolFox.





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