Duncan Mackay

United Kingdom

Sculpture, Wood on Plastic

Size: 4 W x 8 H x 3 D in

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About The Artwork

A baulk balance that won’t break your bank balance: repurposed Cornish shipwright’s tropical hardwood offcuts, with a gorgeously soft and feathery inner bark layer, possibly teak, makes a perfect plinth for balancing wishing stones such as this sea-worn smooth, quartz banded dark ovoid. I beach-combed the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty for hours to select this wonderful pebble from amongst billions and to create this precious duet of water-worn wood and stone. Geddon me bewty. Unique, hand-stamped, numbered and boxed artwork. Sculpture for the People. This piece can be glued together or left to the new custodian to balance at their discretion. Please advise me prior to despatch.

Details & Dimensions

Multi-paneled Sculpture:Wood on Plastic

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:4 W x 8 H x 3 D in

Number of Pieces:2

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Delivery Time:Typically 5-7 business days for domestic shipments, 10-14 business days for international shipments.

Emergent artist from a scientific zygote. A previously successful writer (author of six non-fiction books). I find artistic beauty in small things but also take joy in the meaningfulness of the bigger picture. I forage. I beach-comb. I repurpose. I like the quirky and unpredictable mysteries of making found art from nature’s sculptural gifts. I also feel the urge to punk it up. It’s all beautifully complex. Being an ecologist, I know a good niche when I see one. Being a geologist, I can tell you a story in stone. Being a beachologist I scour the sands to remove the sea-spat plastics of a vengeful ocean and create objects of redemptive beauty. I fuse them to write a new story for our blue planet, our generation and for our ancestors to come. Buy one and save a whale, possibly. For art investors I’m starting out with introductory offer prices in recognition that my work is unknown but worth a punt as I develop the brand. I have a pipeline pumped up with new ideas. For interior designers I am ready to fill your client niches with surprise and delight at a profitable bargain price. For collectors, if you like it, get some in because each piece is irreplaceably unique and when it’s gone it is gone; but you also get a piece of me, a constantly renewable friend for life. Biog I am: a Fellow of the Landscape Institute; Fellow of the Salzburg Global Seminar; lapsed Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts; Trustee of the Centre for Sustainable Healrhcare; Elected member of the Council of the National Trust for Places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty; co-opted member of the Council of the Canal and River Trust; advisor to the Land Trust; associate of the Quality of Life Foundation; and, a former Commodore of Henley Sailing Club. Winner of the Henry Ford European Conservation Award for Heritage; winner of the Guardian-Digital prize for charities; winner of the UnLtd Award for Social Entrepreneurs. The author of ‘The Secret Thames’; ‘Apples, Berkshire, Cider’; ‘Eat Wild’; ‘Bizarre Berkshire’; ‘Reading, the place of the people of the Red One’; and, ‘Whispers of Better Things’. I have: a lovely wife; two wonderful children; one new granddaughter; created the Institute of Beachology; cycled the route of the longest straight line in Britain from the Isle of Wight to Cape Wrath on a folding bicycle to promote the cause of SLOW; a cider press; a coracle; and a small collection of dinosaur bones.

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