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Happy Dog

Item Code: SB-hapdog-s
Medium
Driftwood
Date of Work
02.05.2014
Signed
Signed
Height (cm)
36
Width (cm)
45
Base price $1,120
Signed.

I was thrilled to find this orange-coloured, soft, furry brush. It's conical, black rubber end protruded sufficiently to suggest a nose. It had been bent during its milling by the sea-shore rocks and pebbles, yet retained enough stem to allow attachment to the well-rounded, bleached "dogsbody".

Back in the studio, a curious curl of black steel, found years ago, lay in wait. It became my dogs tail. Completed by four steel rods, rescued from an abandoned Radnorshire sheep cratch, finally set upon blue pallet board, my happy dog came to life!
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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