Isa Melsheimer Walherz, 2018
80 x 120 x 80 cm
The large-scale ceramic work is based on a life-sized blue whale heart. Taken from a beached whale in Newfoundland, the heart had been sent to Germany for preparation before being returned to a museum in Toronto. This circuitous route was featured in German newspapers where Melsheimer encountered the images. The motifs refer to Isa Melsheimer's artist residency on Fogo Island, a popular whale-watching location in Newfoundland.