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Loomings by Christopher Volpe

Presented by Sturgis Library at Sturgis Library, Barnstable MA

Sep 27 2022
Loomings by Christopher Volpe

Art that connects today’s environmental conditions to our historical and literary past.

Join us as we welcome artist Christopher Volpe to Sturgis Library to discuss his artwork, Loomings.

Named after the first chapter of Moby-Dick, Loomings suggests disquieting parallels between our own oil-driven industrial age and Herman Melville’s apocalyptic vision of the American quest, as illustrated through the doomed commercial whaling voyage of the Pequod.

Loomings invokes Melville’s novel as a cautionary, foundational myth for our own age of accelerating climate disruption and social

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