ISLAND WHALE

Island Whale (working title), by Anneli Skaar is due to published by Two Ponds Press in winter 2021-22. The fine press book will trace the connections between the New England whaling industry and the rise of the oil industry through the story of the Arctic whaling disaster of 1871. Using illustration techniques emulating scrimshaw, and with fine press details like oil cloth binding, classic marbling, and excerpts from journals of the day, this "logbook" will tell a story of the far reaching effects of extraction and exploitation of humans and animals alike, while offering a glimpse of hopeful progress through the emerging energy sources of tomorrow.  

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