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Nature and Nurture

Item Code: SB-101007
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Base price $2,385
Driftwood, mixed media assemblage.

I sometimes feel impertinent, taking a magnificent piece of driftwood and 'adding' to it when, strictly speaking, additional embellishment is unnecessary. Look at this log from any angle. it is wonderful. We found it washed up years ago. The largest recessed feature offered shelter and security for a small bird to nest in. Nature. A larger bird. Adult? Parent? Standing lookout. Nurture.
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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