A natural boat-shaped piece of driftwood forms the shape of the hull, whilst the sails are made from re purposed pieces of genuine nautical chart once used on-board for navigation around the British Isles.
Cleverly handmade by Rachel White, you can almost hear the whoosh and flapping of sails and the tinkling sound of spinnaker on mast with this simple driftwood idea.
The driftwood base has a natural sea worn hole which adds interest,
Rachel is a driftwood and strandline artist living in Weymouth with her husband, a retired seaman, just a mile from the sea.
Made in her workshop studio, she sources her materials from local beaches and bays along the Jurassic Coast.
She has exhibited and worked with driftwood since 2011 and most recently her work with ghost net and beach found plastics has been exhibited at the 2019 ADEX Ocean Expo in Singapore and in CurrentMood magazine, Asia, headlining the feature ‘Trash to Treasure’ (March 2019).
Designed for indoor display only.
The sails have little handwritten annotations from actual voyages plotted on the charts which centre around the Weymouth Bay area just off the Dorset coast.
Size: approx 35 cm tall (14 inches)