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Light Snack Light Snack

Light Snack

Item Code: SB-ls-s
Medium
Mixed media
Signed
Signed
Width (cm)
36
Height (cm)
66
Base price $2,005
Inspired by Pelicans, the large, light, feathery body took nearly 3 years to dry out. This process has to happen naturally, definitely not rushed, otherwise cracks, distortions and flaking can take place.

The long groove top front offered the place for a long head and bill to sit. Good contrast in size and shape, just the proportions required. Short legs sunk into an oddly shaped block made an imaginative base. The wooden peg provided a neat place for an additional character. Rather than place a small bird on it, which would have worked, a small fish appeared. The piece was titled “Light Snack”. Now it could be that the bird is going to eat the fish, but I think the fish is one of a large shoal of Piranha, who are about to arrive and devour the Pelican!
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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