Thursday 17 January 2013

the rove of the blue blue sea

In 1995 I wanted to make something that would evoke the sensation a ship`s figurehead would feel, riding  through the waves. 
In my sketchbook I wrote:

Proud prow plough
plough proud prow
plough proudly prow

As shown below, through the weeks the piece, an assemblage, evolved into a Selkie. On its bow wave is carved a poem or song from a Shetland folk tale.

I like dee
I like dee
but O I like the rove
of the blue blue sea

Sadly, fortunately too, the sculpture was bought that year and moved to London. I haven`t seen it since and miss it ! Feel left on shore looking out to sea.

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