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Glass cased relic between the sails
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Ship with reliquary


Ship with reliquary Sculpture

Damian Tremlett

United Kingdom

Sculpture, Wood on Wood

Size: 19.7 W x 31.5 H x 7.9 D in

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About The Artwork

Selected for exhibition by Society of Scottish Artists in 2021, this tall, slim nautical vessel is made from materials collected on the Scottish North Sea coast. The wood was jettisoned in a North Sea storm (possibly to save the lives of the crew). It washed 110 miles to my local coast. Shaped and combined into a new ship, it's setting sail again as art, on the next part of its adventure. The ship has become a kind of reliquary, representing a human journey, containing some inner fears, desires and beliefs - all of which must ultimately be let go. The boat is solid wood painted in artists acrylic, sealed with matt varnish and buffed to a sheen with furniture wax. The stand is mild steel. Behind the tiny glass panel is an exquisitely barnacled stick. Stood on end like a shamanic rattle, it has been transformed from something common to a relic, a memory of the journey these materials went through to arrive here. This is one of many boats I make. each one is thoroughly unique, made from objects that have arrived on my shore and appealed to me at that time. These are pieces from the heart. Large enough to 'ground' a space and slim enough for a hallway, this boat makes a beautiful statement piece, one that sparks fascination, fantasy and conversation.

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Sculpture:Wood on Wood

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:19.7 W x 31.5 H x 7.9 D in

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I'm an artist based in East Lothian (Scottish North Sea Coast.) My work is a celebration of the crazy circus we call life. The small windows are a common motif in my work, representing the silent witness inside each of us, that we can maybe feel behind our eyes, looking out upon the bizarre dramas of this parade. I work in sculpture, painting and drawing, my preference is for narrative imagery which comes to me unannounced (from my subconscious?) My job is a humble one; simply to make the marks that represent these images as best I can. The narrative imagery invites interpretation from each viewer, it's fun, quirky, can be a little cheeky, and at other times a touch sorrowful. I recommend viewing it with your heart and not your mind. But in either case, my wish is simply that it's enjoyed.. Damian

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