Boats from an artist’s perspective.

There are many attractive things about sailing and the sea but looking at boats through a sculptor’s eye is definitely one of them. I was thinking about curves the other day because one of the inspiring thing about boats, especially traditional ones, is that they are made up of beautiful curves. Why is this so?

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It’s good news week ….

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Well done the National Maritime Museum Cornwall National Maritime Museum Cornwall (in the form of Michael Sweeney) for getting my sculpture project in 4 local papers. Worried now that I will have to produce something!!

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thinking creatively

Sheila asked me last night in the pub how I got my ideas for sculptures and it made me think. Just got back from a few days camping and kayaking in Padstow where I managed to not think creatively at all. Wondered if it would inspire me to think once I got back.

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Rob intent (on keeping warm!)

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Eating out overlooking the Camel estuary

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we are sailing ‘cross the ocean, ‘cross the sea

Had a close look at some pieces of boat keel that have been offered to me for my sculpture project. I think they might be made of teak and they are huge. Too heavy to even turn over. They have been left in scrubland for years and so the undersides are rotting away. They are also full of hidden metal fittings – a carpenter’s nightmare.

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