hope full seafarer
One-off named sculpture by Karen Fawcett Studios
Art work name: Hopeful seafarer
In the North East of England, we have a large population of puffins on our coastline, paired with a long and vibrant history of fishing.
This has been our inspiration for this artwork.
The characterful, vibrant call of the homecoming puffin, with decorative beak laden full of fish was harmonious with the seasonal fishing for the local fishing communities up and down the Northumberland coast for centuries and in some cases the large white stained rocks of puffin colonies would have been a beacon for many ill fated sailors, or would have visually greeted successful fishing boats on their return, carrying a bountiful catch. A maritime expedition, laden with cargo to commend a high price at the local fish market, to feed their families.
Scientific name: Fratercula
Environment located in: coastal cliffs or offshore islands
sculpture scale: 1:1
sculpture size: H 38 W13 D17 (CM)
materials used: High fired ceramics and matt glazes
with a gloss glazed water line
suitable for out door display: yes
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This also extends (if chosen) to the wooden bases they sit upon. We only use reclaimed or naturally sourced driftwood, and each piece is chosen to match the character of the sculpture that has been commissioned.
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