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Spring Tide

Item Code: SB-100980
Mixed media
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Base price $1,407
Driftwood, mixed media assemblage.

Spring 2020, severe travel restriction in Wales prevent us from beach-combing. However living in the foot hills of the Black Mountains doesn't mean there is no treasure to be found. A series of four 'Spring' compositions came about after Louis salvaged the metal entrails of an old item of furniture used to plug a gap in a farmers hedge.
'Spring Tide' launched the range. The boat set at an angle leaning towards the viewer, contrasting with a sail billowing away. A ghostly fish floats alongside. Springs allow movement, and the play on words.
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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