Gotheborg is a replica of a Swedish East India Company ship from 1738. The project set out to construct as authentic a replica that modern day safety requirements will allow, for a ship to sail unaided around the world.
To this end, I was originally commissioned to research and then produce designs for the stern decorations, quarter galleries and figurehead. This led to a period of six years as woodcarver to the Swedish Eash India Company, carving all decorations for the ship.
The lion figurehead stands at 15 feet tall and started out as 3 tons of timber. The two decked galleried stern measures over twenty feet across and is decorated in the French Baroque style as befitted a Swedish Ship of the Period.