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Toro Loco

Item Code: SB-100997
Medium
Mixed media
Date of Work
25/08/21
Signed
Signed
Height (cm)
134.5
Width (cm)
28
Base price $1,529
Driftwood, mixed media assemblage.

'During an early conversation, Mike Goldmark asked if I'd ever seen a picture of Picasso's "Bulls head", created from the seat and handlebars of a bicycle. "Yes" I replied. "I haven't found the right components yet".
A few years later, one of the necessary parts washed up. Then, during the July, 2021 heatwave, we sought relief from the unrelenting sun and 30 degree heat by venturing up a tree-canopied gorge, whose tumbling waterways provided respite. Whilst there, Louis noticed the part we were missing. Our "Toro Loco" had arrived.'
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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