The endurance

The Endurance

Piece description from the artist

From a series of paintings commissioned for the fictitious Nauticarum Societatis Occultae — a secret society that venerates ships, shipwrecks, and those lost at sea.

The Endurance
Year Lost: 1915

Nationality: British
purpose: exploration
type: barquentine >=3 masts
propulsion: sail & coal-fired steam
date built: 1912
status: unknown
weight (tons): 350 bm
dimensions: 43,9 × 7,6 x — m
material: wood
engine: 3 masts, 350 hp coal fired steam engine
power: 350 h.p.
speed: 10.2 knots
no. of crew: 28
Captain: Frank Worsley
Builder: Framnæs Mek. Verksted
A/S, Sandefjord
engine: Framnæs Mek. Verksted A/S,

last owner:
1. shackleton Ernest – Endurance – period: 1914 ~ 1915
prev. owners:
2. Christensen Lars M., Tønsberg (Tonsberg) – Polaris – period: 1912 ~ 1914
3. E gerlache Adrien – Polaris – period: 1912 ~ 1913
Cause lost: Crushed by pack ice
date lost: 21/11/1915 [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties: 0
Location: Weddel Sea, Antarctica

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About Shanon Playford

Portland, OR

Owing to an interest in art history and contemporary culture, Shanon Playford is something of a painting chameleon. She allows her ideas (or subjects) to dictate the style and approach taken for each new series. Her work demonstrates an unstoppable curiosity for the “what if." Embracing inconsistency as her signature style, she identifies herself as a project/theme-oriented artist. Shanon works primarily in oil. She infuses her work with a keen knowledge of – and playful irreverence to – traditional skills and techniques.

Having decided she wanted to be an artist in kindergarten, she has been steadily painting & drawing ever since. Shanon graduated from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1997 and studied at the School of the Museum Fine Arts in Boston. She lives and paints in her native Portland, Oregon were she co-founded The Portland Art Open, a three day citywide event, whose goal is to make art fun, interesting, and accessible.

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