Artship Olympia: Officer’s Washroom, Reflections on Hirsute Hegemony 2017-10-28T16:45:29+00:00

Project Description

ARTship Olympia | Room Installation | Cheryl Harper

ARTSHIP OLYMPIA: OFFICER’S WASHROOM, REFLECTIONS ON HIRSUTE HEGEMONY

The ship Olympia on Penn’s Landing in Philadelphia was the site for 15 artist installations for a project called ARTship presented by Philadelphia Sculptors and The Independence Seaport Museum in 2016. My installation was in the officer’s washroom, where I imaged the many officers jockeying for space as they the example for the enlisted sailors on board. Mustaches and beards were in vogue and my piece plays with reflections. Materials include Mylar, Stoneware, Found Objects, Woodcut, Fabric & Embroidery.  Dimensions are 92″ h x 60″ w x 80″ d.