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Peter Martin Morales

2013 FSP/Jerome Fellowship Artist

EggSail Saga

16' x 12' x 12'

Stucco over metal lath, cast iron and fabricated steel bolted on stone


Artist Statement
I wanted to make a boat that was also part chicken and had three crew-members in it. It was originally a ship of fools concept. As I got into the project more, the Viking aspects of the vessel started to morph then chicken boat into a dragon boat. My partner and I are expecting a baby, and the idea of an egg as a central figure presented itself and I went with it.
It’s a Viking birth boat!
My past work has been heavily Mesoamerican inspired. My mother is of Scandinavian heritage and I’m exploring Viking culture with this project.
The egg has antlers because an egg should.

Peter Martin Morales

Born: Guatemala City, Guatemala, 1961
Currently resides: St. Paul, MN

• MA, 1993, University of Minnesota, MN
• BA, 1986, Ripon College, Ripon, WI

Selected Exhibitions
• Los Pequenos Misterios, 2001 A Space, Minneapolis, MN, 2013
• Saints and Talismans, GLC Gallery, Hamline University, MN, 2012 (solo)
• El Milagro, Intermedia Arts, Minneapolis, MN, 2011

Selected Collections
• Abbott and Children’s Hospital, Minneapolis, MN
• St. Paul College, St. Paul, MN
• City of Minneapolis, MN

Selected Awards
• Cultural Community Partnership Grant, Minnesota State Arts Board, 2008
• FSP/Jerome Fellowship, Franconia Sculpture Park, 2007

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