Very little is known about the women who joined the crews of ships, who had to dress and masquerade as men in order to do so.
Although the British artist has never seen a live whale, nor spent any time at sea, Hodgkinson is fascinated with whales, whaling, and the history of women in whaling. A professional artist with many solo and group exhibitions to her name, she earned degrees at Chelsea College and Art and Design and Emmanuel College in Cambridge, UK. In her recent solo exhibition at Crowell’s Fine Art in New Bedford, she used digitally-based non-figurative geometric compositions to explore the unseen depths of the sea and the battle between the sperm whale and giant squid.
Eighty-five individuals from a wide range of disciplines and backgrounds sailed aboard the ship and participated in an unprecedented public-history project, using their own perspectives and talents to document their experiences. Meet the Voyagers »