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Special sculpture by SCAD professor for 50th Anniversary of Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum

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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

Celebrating the Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum's 50th anniversary with a special sculpture by a local artist.

It's the first large-scale installation, entitled “Gestalt” by Chris Nitsche, a SCAD professor.

The sculpture, built from repurposed lumber, is huge! It's the shape of a ship's hull and it is 75 feet long, 8 feet high and from 5 to 8 feet wide.

It's open for the public to check out and even walk through.

"All the boards have an extant history. That anybody could take a look at these things and get like a sense of their own historical relationship with that, and it goes a long way to composing and to me, making a beautiful work of art,” said Nitsche.

If you want to check out Gestalt for yourself, you can head to the Museum from now to January. It's free to the public and open daily.

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