Tom Loeser’s latest work, which is currently in a one-person show called ‘Flotilla’ at Mobilia Gallery in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is about conceptual proposals for ‘bad’ ideas for boats.
‘I’m curious how tweaking function and the symmetrical organization of the boat ends up generating dysfunctional but really interesting forms. Also interested in alternative means of locomotion. What would a boat look like that could swim or screw or roll its way through the water?’
The forms are built from white oak using traditional boatbuilding techniques.