The boats that appear in Submerged Motherlands were actually first created in 2008 for a different project. It made a maiden voyage down the Hudson River that year and then traveled the Adriatic from Koper, Slovenia to Venice Italy for another project.
Submerged Motherlands is a collaborative project that took the work of more than 100 hundred people to make it a reality.
Submerged Motherlands is Brooklyn based artist Swoon’s exploration of the 2012 Hurricane Sandy which stuck her own Brooklyn neighborhood and Doggerland a landmass that once connected Great Britain and Europe that was destroyed by a tsunami 8,000 years ago.
Swoon studied at the Pratt Institute and first gained attention for intricately cut prints pasted to buildings in New York City.
Located inside the Brooklyn Museum’s rotunda, Submerged Motherlands, creates a landscape centered around a tree
Careful where you step Submerged Motherlands uses part of the floor as well.
The figures in the exhibition are based on people the artists knowns and often appear in her other works.
Submerged Mothers is on display at the Brooklyn Museum through August 24, 2014