Coracle

Mixed media ( canvas, bitumen, marker pens, willow)

1.2 x 1.4 x 0.4 m

2016

 

A coracle is a traditional Welsh fishing boat. For this piece I studied this ancient craft and rebuilt my own Coracle with a contemporary Sailor Jerry tattoo inspired lining. I then took the boat to my local park in Peckham and sailed it to the centre of the pond marking the island with a flag with matching handmade fabric. In doing so I’ve taken an old custom and traditional techniques and applied them to a 21st century situation.

 

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