In 2020 we will be creating an artwork to be displayed as a ‘sail’ on Daybreak. The artwork will be made up of 100 individual paintings, related to the climate crisis.
It is particularly appropriate that Daybreak should provide the backdrop to this project. Daybreak is a keel, and as such can trace her lineage back at least 1,500 years. Her square sail on a single mast is the most ancient of rig and has been used since people first harnessed the wind to move vessels.
Daybreak was also the last vessel built in the U.K. to carry cargo under sail, and as such marked the end of an era dating back thousands of years and the start the relatively short period during which increasing consumption of fossil fuels has led to massive increases in the output of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases, with the resulting dramatic changes to our climate.
More information and photos will be posted as the project develops.