Theresa Batty
Pelorus
2007

LOCATION
Broadview Branch, Seattle Public Library
12755 Greenwood Ave. N.

FUNDING SOURCE
Libraries for All Bond 1% for Art


Suspended above the circulation desk, Pelorus is a striking wooden vessel adorned with carved symbols and distinctive glass and copper attachments. Its sleek form and the navigational instrument to which its title refers evoke the themes of air, space and water travel.

Overarching themes of guidance and pathfinding lie at the heart of this work. The suggestions of voyage relate direction in the world to personal searches for belonging and identity. These ideas are at home in the exploration and discovery a library provides.