THE ISLAND WHALE
The Island Whale, by Anneli Skaar and published by Two Ponds Press in 2022,
is a collection of 9 stories from different parts of the world, over the course of a thousand years, about whales being mistaken for islands by unsuspecting sailors who build fires upon their backs before they are pulled down into the depths. Designed to emulate a New England whaling journal from the 1800s, the book’s scrimshaw-like drawings, whale stamps, and hand painted red rose details suggest the connection of extraction of natural resources to the land sinking below our feet. Boxed and bound by Amy Borezo of Shelter Bookworks and with an afterword by Nantucket historian Betsy Tyler.
Come see and handle The Island Whale at Page Gallery from May 6 to June 10, 2023.
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