These paper mache ships were made for a nautical themed window for Knit/Purl, a knitting store in downtown Portland. Paper mache is one of my favorite materials to work with. I made many paper mache sculptures back when I was creating work to be shown in galleries. For these ships, I made the bases from chip board covered in paper mache and the sails from a thin cotton. The designs were inspired by photos of model ships and by the amazing work of Ann Wood.