Mindhue Studio

Printmaking, conceptual and installation art

Somerville Containerhenge

It’s been a while, but I’m back in town and finally had a moment to post something. Just before I left I had an idea for a large-scale monumental construction based around world shipping and shipping containers. It would be modeled after the Neolithic henges of Britain and Europe, but using container ports and shipping containers as the guiding landmarks and marking stones for the piece. The center of the piece represents Somerville (or, really, any city in the world), and the directions of the 20 largest container ports in the world are marked along their Great Circle directions by containers from the largest international shipping companies. Will this ever be built? I’d love to see it, but I’m not gonna hold my breath.

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Cover blurb for the Containerhenge concept

Cover blurb for the Containerhenge concept

Schematic layout of the Somerville Containerhenge, to scale.