Green Copper Boat
A unique and charming boat conceived as part of a large flotilla first exhibited in the Mostyn gallery, Llandudno.
Marged formed this vessel from copper and sewed its sides together with wire. The tiny oar is made from the same materials. The green patination of the surface will continue to evolve and develop over time – a concept of particular resonance for couples embarking on married life together.
The Croesor and Rhyd valleys where Marged lives are rich in natural resources, which were once exported to all corners of the globe. Drawing on this rich industrial heritage, Marged is fascinated by the materials of lead, copper and slate as well as the vessels used to transport them by river and by sea. As with most of Marged’s work, the wild boats are connected intrinsically to this specific place, but the associated ideas and themes resonate with cultures around the world.
Length: 20cm approx.
This little boat is a unique fine art piece and is not intended to be functional.