Sights ~ "The Hannah", Burnside Park, Providence

A new addition to Burnside Park is the bow a ship emerging from the ground. This is The Hannah, an installation by artist Cody Henrichs.

The Hannah by I {heart} Rhody

The explanatory card reads,
"The bow of the ship, the Hannah, springs forth from Rhode Island colonial history to interrupt the present, a symbol of rebellion and subsequent unification. The sculpture appears to crest an unseen wave, reminding us of the constant turbulence of urban cycles of renewal, which surround the park."

The Hannah by I {heart} Rhody

The Hannah was a packet boat whose crew played an important role in the burning of the HMS Gaspee in 1772.

I'm not sure if this is meant to be a permanent installation or just temporary, but I've seen kids enjoying it since it went up.


  1. I dunno... to me, it looks more like the ship is sinking rather than emerging.

    Still pretty cool, though.

    1. I don't know if it's because of the perspective of the shot, or a mental "glass is half-full/half empty" perspective.


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