The Burlington Sculpture Park, an arts project of the Town of Burlington, Massachusetts

Endeavour by Chris Plaisted


This work by Chris Plaisted was installed on. August 1, 2020.

It is a welded steel sculpture, 96″ x 132″ x 72″.

The work will show in Burlington for at least two years.

Here is the artist statement:

This is a new direction for me as this sculpture is, although abstract, based on an actual object. In this case the HMS Endeavour, also known as HM Bark Endeavour, which was a British Royal Navy research vessel that Lieutenant James Cook commanded to Australia and New Zealand on his first voyage of discovery from 1769 to 1771. The Endeavour was a flat-bottomed designed ship which made her well-suited to sailing in shallow waters and allowed her to be beached for loading and unloading of cargo and for basic repairs without requiring a dry dock.

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Here is a video of the installation of Endeavour in Burlington:

Below is a video of Chris Plaisted in sculpture shop that will give you a sense of the artist and how he works.