Seabourn has amassed a collection of artworks for its newest ship, Seabourn Quest, which is due out in June. “Seabourn Quest is the smallest new ship being built by any major line,” said Seabourn President Richard Meadows. “She possesses a unique small-ship aesthetic, and the artworks on board are also meant to reflect that, and to be viewed up close.”
Dutch artist Barbara Nanning creates vividly colored, blown-glass forms with glossily finished surfaces. These are located on walls in the Main Staircase and Atrium, as well as in the Grand Salon. In a gallery near The Restaurant on Deck 4, two small sculptures of space-suited astronauts by Alberto Togni seem to climb up into the space. In the main elevator lobby on Deck 5, a glass case encloses a scale model of Thunderbird, a classic 55-foot wooden speedboat originally built for the Thunderbird Lodge on Nevada’s Lake Tahoe.
The Forward Staircase houses photographic images of the sky by Heidi Wexeler Goksøyr, Larry Vogel, Camille Seaman and Cara Weston, while landings display landscape images by the renowned Australian photographer Peter Lik. The Card Room walls, on Deck 7, are decorated with framed illustrations of antique playing cards.
In Seabourn Square, the concierge lounge, the walls display images by iconic fashion photographers of the 20th century, including John French, Horst, Herb Ritts and Richard Avedon. The entry to The Club is filled with photo-collages of great jazz artists such as Ella Fitzgerald, Fats Waller, Duke Ellington and Billie Holliday by Brian Albers. Another off-beat touch is a soft sculpture by Peter Clark crafted from a ballerina’s tutu.
n elevator lobbies on Deck 8, guests will see decorated glass amphorae created by Eva Galligani. The hallway outside The Spa at Seabourn presents six glass pieces ranging from geometric designs to amoebic organic shapes by artists Tobias Møhl, Lotte Thorsøe, Torben Jørgensen, Trine Drivsholm, Karin Mørch and Steffen Dam.
The midships lobby on Deck 5 features an impassive “Diver” sculpture by Ola Enstad, who stands with arms crossed and flippered feet outspread, faceless behind his opaque facemask.
The lobby outside the Colonnade on Deck 8 is reserved for antique porcelain plates from Delft in the Netherlands. The wall in the entry to the Observation Bar on Deck 10 features abstract paintings from Per Didrik Wærner.
In the suites, Seabourn provides abstract images, again by Per Didrik Wærner, that are evocative of land and seascapes. For more information, call 800-929-9391 or visit www.seabourn.com.