A fun and light hearted folksy art piece,cheerful and fun construction based upon the sea using found and recycled materials, driftwood and collage.
This piece is for anyone young or old who loves the sea; ambling along the beach, watching old boats bobbing on the tide in cosy harbours or just staring out to sea and dreaming. Within the piece there is a nostalgia for childhood holidays, beach combing and crabbing on the quay! The piece would have an impact in any room, but especially in a room with a seaside feel, a beach house or it would brighten up a childrens bedroom!
This fun and light hearted folksy art piece is made from cut and shaped driftwood salvaged from the seashore and the construction is made inside a box itself made from reclaimed timber.
The surface is richly layered through the build up of collage, using text from books, old postage stamps and buttons. On top of all of this are then applied several subtle layers of white wash reminiscent of sun bleached driftwoods, this allows the text to discretely show through and allow the natural colour of the rich weather worn wood and the old crumbling paint to reveal itself.
H28 x W36 x9.5cm