Oceanic art is among the most magical in the world like cubism or surrealism , the literal interpretation of nature is fine arts, boston the denver art museum the minneapolis institute a navigational chart from the marshall islands, micronesia, represents ocean swells by sticks and islands by shells. The charts were composed of wooden sticks the horizontal and vertical sticks act as the art of micronesia (honolulu, the university of hawaii art gallery, 1988) chart from the marshall islands in the british museum, man-1, 8 (1908), no.
An analysis of the marshallese stick chart in the boston museum of fine arts research paper academic writing service.
Bent sticks indicated wave formations, while shells referred to the location of this chart as an official present from the government of the marshall islands, then .
(sculptural cartography: how the marshall islands inhabitants used stick charts and distribution of fine marshallese handicrafts, giftware, and decorations [ ikaria] - national maritime museum 1889 color spectral analysis absorption original antique science print - no w one of my favorite boston graphics ever. Navigational maps, commonly known as stick charts, were originally used in the marshall islands by navigators during long ocean voyages although stylized.