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Item Code: SB-100893
Medium
Mixed media
Date of Work
26/01/17
Signed
Signed
Height (cm)
31
Width (cm)
17
Driftwood, mixed media assemblage.

The only electric light switch I have ever found, (it could even be bakelite).
What an imploring expression.
If you turn this construction upside down, you can see the body shows a head similar to 'Tribal Elder'.
However, it accepted the collared switch and wire legs, and stuck its tail in the air as if it has just landed.
Even the base with its fire rusty nails shows two ghostly eyes.
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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