Live and dream
Pictures of deck brawls, tattoo sessions and sailors courting the women in a style that is as lost in time as the ship they stand upon. Themes of love, loss, and youth.
Image the life of sailors – their daily lives and dreams of home.
Finishing by the sea
The months of submerged exhibition result in a layer of marine life on the artwork. The sea refines the final look and converts the exhibits to its own unique masterpieces.
The USS Mohawk CGC, a 165-foot World War II warship that is now a living reef thriving with exotic marine life – is the home for Andreas Franke’s 3rd underwater art project.
Andreas Franke was leading a team 28 nautical miles off the coast of Sanibel Island, near Fort Myers, to install 12 images that became a gallery within the ship’s inner spaces and remain on display through Sept. 14, 2013.
Divers placing the artwork on USS Mohawk.