Rockpool No. 2,
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.
The yellow marine ply with white over it could be an incoming tide surf, melted plastic over pebbles provides a substantial base for the chair leg, which has been partly gnawed by a dog. I like to use parts of tools, so the plastic handle made a practical perch for the bird, a small wader perhaps. Cannibalising bits of tools uses the same philosophy as the shedmaker. Everything and anything can be used. No rules, nothing need be wasted.
The pink and white marine ply base was selected simply because it suited the tiny shovel. Rust appearing gives an orange-pink combination, highly unlikely! With only the shaft of the tool left, it needed a very small bird. Two different woods, the knot on the head gives two different personalities. All items in this piece were collected after two or three summers, after families have holidayed. Nostalgia here.
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