Vertebrae placed by natural order, each of them facing the viewer, offering a different view from which the public is used to see skeletons in museums.
Each vertebra is paired with pieces of baked sea water (collected in the exact place where the whale was found), sea salt and ink on paper.
This long-finned pilot whale was found dead, drifting into Húsavík's harbour (Iceland) in January 2016. As part of a residency with the Whale Museum, the whale was dissected and the bones cleaned, a process which imposed research on anatomy, and learning about preparing and preserving specimens.
This piece was a part of the solo show C-E-T-A-C-E-A, at the Húsavík Whale Museum, Iceland
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