aloft, in a transition state {2023-2024}
melbourne, australia

aloft, in a transition state

floating goose gallery
adelaide, australia


ALOFT, IN A TRANSITION STATE is part of an ongoing project that inquires into how we understand individuality in connection to cultures, historic events, and across different generations.

This project began by centralising the biographical writing of a seaman; Smith from the British Royal Navy using key facts and events from their biographical writing to explore alternative perspectives and fresh outlooks on our complicated relationship with the sea.

Conceived as an expanded painting project that examines maritime, navy and seafarer culture, to study its idioms, structures, and as spoken verbally through stories told in domestic bliss. Paintings are developed from associated sources such as fiction, media, family history research, archives, and various takes on the colour blue.

© Simon De Boer