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Fiddler on the Roof

Item Code: SB-fiddler-s
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Sculpture made from beach-combings.

Very early one morning, just after high-tide, I saw in the distance what looked like a squashed, sodden cardboard-box. Fortunately I didn't dismiss it and went to confirm the sighting. "Wow, a log-cabin", I exclaimed aloud to myself. Its maximum circumference was 48" and it stood 14" tall. Having just washed up, it was extremely heavy and I had about 3/4 mile to carry it. At least I had a breakwater to rest it on every 100yds. That was several years ago.

Only last winter, a forestry worker saw the piece and explained that my log-cabin was the result of an axe-race, whereby axemen challenge each other to chop a log in as quick a time as possible. He thought it had come from abroad as the diameter was greater than material used in the UK. It was also pointed out that the axe-blade had a small chip out of it, resulting in the thin vertical stripes on the roof.

The little bird is for Topol, who inspired the title.
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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