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Blue Fish Van

Item Code: SB-bfv-s
Mixed media
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Base price $965
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I don't know why such vehicles appeal, but they always have. Maybe I see personalities in them. (See me driving a "dream car" on page 33 of "Sid's Book").

Mobile shops and snack-bars invariably feature modification, and we have seen our fair share touring our coasts.

This construction meant serious delving into my scrapyard stash..... that sturdy rear tyre, high mud-guard, (it's obviously driven over rough terrain), generous door, (the owner samples his chips too often), ragged canopy, steamed-up window, optimistic stove pipe.

Has it ground to a halt, or has he gone to the pub to swill his grub down? Who knows. What I do know is the beautiful, wooden, illustrated "roof" is its crowning glory.
Sid Burnard portraitSid Burnard was born in Brighton in 1948. Introduced to the art of beachcombing by his Romany grandmother, Sid learnt to appreciate the beauty of nature from an early age. His time at Bristol Guild of Applied Arts gave him a profound understanding of visual arts and crafts and allowed him to put his personal vision into practice.

He is now based in Borth near Aberystwyth in Wales, where the flotsam and jetsam from the nearby sea is his only source of materials. Working with found objects, nothing is changed - simply introduced to one another. His driftwood pieces, usually birds, boats or mythical beasts, are full of his passion, integrity and wonderful humour.
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