80 x 120 x 80 cm
This large-scale ceramic work is based on a life-sized whale heart. In 2015, the 300-kilogram heart of a blue whale that had beached itself on the coast of Newfoundland traveled to Germany in order to in turn be plastinated there for 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.