DescriptionThe William G. Mather Steamship is located next to the Great Lakes Science Center and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in downtown Cleveland, Ohio.The ship was launched on May 3rd 1925 and was used to transport ore, coal, stone and grain to ports throughout the region. The ship is nicknamed 'The Ship That Built Cleveland' because Cleveland's steel mills were a frequent stop. The ship has been out of service since 1980, but was donated to the Great Lakes Historical Society to be restored and used as a museum ship. You can still visit the museum ship to this day from May to October.
Shawna Rowe Member Since July 2012 Artist Statement I grew up in a creative family who loved photography, music, art and random hiking adventures. That helped me to develop a love for nature and artistic expression early on. I've never limited myself to one particular medium but I do favor graphic shapes, bold colors and whimsical style. Whatever the medium, I try to include some or all of those elements in my work.
My family has always been a big inspiration and they feature in a series of satirical cartoons that I've done just for fun over the years. Each year I make a new cartoon to celebrate each of my daughter's birthdays. I've also made my own greeting cards for family members over the years.
Lately, I've been making detailed magazine collages. Each one is made of 100% recycled paper cut into tiny shapes and carefully applied much like paint onto canvas. It's an art-form that requires a lot of time and patience but I love this unusual way of creating. Thank you for visiting my gallery!
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