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Fowl Play Fowl Play

Fowl Play

Item Code: SB-fowlplay-s
Medium
Driftwood, metal and plastic
Date of Work
2013
Signed
Signed
Height (cm)
42
Width (cm)
37
Base price $842
Includes free standard framing and uk delivery
A remnant of plastic lid, savagely ripped by the elements, resulting in this chicken’s head. Its comb and well-defined eye cried out from the detritus of the strand line.
I spent a long time trying different bodies before deciding on this one. Bleached, but with a lot of markings, it becomes hen shaped once the head completes it, and it sits comfortably on its nest of frayed rope, in the upturned cowl of an enamel desk-lamp.
(I can hear it clucking).
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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