Stock ref: DS2511
An excellent Sid Burnard driftwood, stiletto heel and wire assembled bird sculpture. Signed and dated 6/6/14 to the base.
Provenance: The Kate & Jon Catleugh Collection, 2021. Purchased by Kate from the Goldmark Gallery.
Kate (1931-2021) and Jon (1920-2009) were notable collectors at the heart of the British arts and crafts and contemporary craft scene from when they met in the 1960s until their respective deaths. Jon had a particular passion and interest in the arts and crafts movement becoming an acknowledged expert in William De Morgan. Kates personal tastes were more wide ranging and contemporary, but always of the highest quality of artisan craftsmanship whether the material be wood, glass, pottery or metal.
Sid Burnard (born 1948) is an acclaimed beach combing artist, creating sculpted works of art, usually birds, boats or beasts, solely from the flotsam and jetsam he finds on his local home coastline in South Wales. Aside from skilfully cleaning and drying the sea washed timbers and other materials to ensure long term preservation nothing is cut or altered from its naturally found form, merely ‘assembled’ into a work of art, reflecting his own passion, integrity and humour. The Goldmark Gallery in Oakham have featured several exhibitions of his work.
Overall Size: 22 (w) x 61.5(h)cm. Base block: 13 (w) x 7(d) x 21.5(h)cm