Art from found flotsam and jetsam
New black plastic sculpture series made from,
recycled petroleum based plastic by products post consumer waste.
The minds eye,where the ideas come alive
Endless source of free material
This represents about a five-mile walk, a mile down a mile back and three miles of beach picking. The black plastic I choose is based on the object I am constructing. The three s’s are at work here sand, sea, and salt all work to brake down the plastic nicely and make gluing much easer. I carry all selections back to the shop in a recyclable plastic bag that I hook like a hobo to the end of my walking stick. Its great to have such a wonderful source of material so close to the studio not self-service you must pick it yourself. The walking is relaxing the sea helps me think, and I cannot beat the prices for the raw material
What the Sea Old Captain saw.
Strange New York Harbor Sightings June 1898
This is an artist’s depiction of what was claimed to have been witnessed by Captain Jack Mathers June 20 1898, and his companion Maggie Milroy. Sounds of hissing and clanking were reported to have been heard by the startled couple as they sat quietly by the calm harbors edge. No photos or any other witnesses have come forward requarding this event, so this is still a bit of a local mystery. The captain swears that it was French; he kept repeating she was French. However given the couples physical condition, many believe that this could simply have been an apparition as a result of to much seaside comfort grog.
An extremely simple and practical costal shallow water steamer
Used primarily by New Jersey and New York oyster men.
Built entirely in Perth Amboy N J this Yankee fishing boat was considered the workhorse of the local fisheries. She could burn coal, cruder barrel oil or wood, even driftwood. With very few moving parts, repairs were easily, made, and repairs at sea was not uncommon.
She had a top speed of twelve knots, a speedster for a workboat of her size in her day. She single handily opened the doors to the pyridine shift to powered boats sifting from sail
The Little Boat that could
I have sort of given up on priests and polticians the world is currently sinking in a sea of lies greed and false promises. Yet I remain an eternal optimist a dreamer, As a result I tend to gravitate to imagery that tends to be more optimistic then not. The title of this print is “Give me everything She’s Got”. Hard work and good old-fashioned Yankee make do-ism yes very old fashioned, but sorry its still works