GraySail

Engineering is Art

 

 
 
 
 

Eight Bells, Winslow Homer (American), 1886,  oil on canvas.  Two sailors calmly make the noon observation of the sun's elevation above a choppy sea.  In his biography of Homer, Albert Gardner commented that the men "performing their required tasks, immediately engage our confidence in their competence to deal effectively with any situation the treachery or violence of the sea may produce."