A unique and charming boat conceived as part of a large flotilla first exhibited in the Mostyn gallery, Llandudno.
Marged cast this vessel over a mould from a material she developed especially for this purpose; and then applied a final layer of pigment from the Nantmor valley. In many cultures, boats symbolize sacred journeys – an idea 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 wealth of raw materials found locally 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: 14.5cm approx.
This little boat is a unique fine art piece and is not intended to be functional.
The vessel may shed some pigment when handled.