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Gannet

Item Code: SB-100955
Medium
Mixed media
Signed
Signed
Height (cm)
75
Width (cm)
43
Base price $1,529
Driftwood, mixed media assemblage.

I couldn't believe this head when I found it. Another beach fire survivor, its features were enhanced by the charring.
Back in the studio, a strong, simple bird body lay in wait. The head wrapped around the heavier end in perfect scale. That allowed the two steel legs to achieve balance on its upright perch.
A striking piece!
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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