The maria schr der

The Maria Schröder

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.

Maria Schröder
Year lost: 1956
Nationality: German
purpose: transport
type: cargo
propulsion: steamer
date built: 1920
weight (tons): 1906 grt
dimensions: 80,8 × 12,8 × 5,5 m
engine: triple expansion engine, single shaft
speed: 11.5 knots
yard no.: 174
Builder: Trondhjems Mekaniske Verksted, Trondheim
engine by: Trondhjems Mekaniske Verksted, Trondheim
last owner:
1. Reederei Richard Schröder, Hamburg
SS Maria Schroder (Schröder)
period: 1950 ~ 1956
prev. owners:
2. Nordenfjeldske D/S A/S – Det
Nordenfjeldske Dampskibsselskab, Trondheim
SS Rolf Jarl
period: 1920 ~ 1950
captain: Un-recorded
Cause lost: ran aground – reef (wrecked)
date lost: 11/04/1956 [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties: None Known
depth: 1 max. / — min. (m)
Location: Sinai Penninsula, Red Sea

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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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