Ghost Ships: Belonging, Identity, and Escape

by Lad Decker

The Ghost Ships are about looking at the complexity of identity and belonging. The ship represents the collective identity of the nation state. Unanchored, the ship moves without detection, spying on its nemesis. Deception gives it the power of the individual and its freedom.

Bold line painting of the outlines of a warship. Colors are tan, seagren, olive, forest green, and slate.
Bold line painting of the outlines of a warship. Colors are warm grey tones
Bold line painting of the outlines of a warship. Colors are tan, black, and dark olive
Bold line painting of the outlines of a warship. Colors are dark slate grey and tan
Bold line painting of the outlines of a warship. Colors are tan, olive, and bright crimson orange/red
Bold line painting of the outlines of a warship. Colors are tones of tan