The Punter's Dream
The story so far: A man punting alone is joined by a woman from a dream
Carved wooden boat with a standing punter figure, kissing a head without a body, painted in numerous bright colours. Sam Smith, 1972-73.
Materials and techniques
Carved soft and hard woods, natural and painted, with rope, string, shells, feather, glass bead, lace, brass pin, tacks, net, fabric and ribbon. The figures are brought together and articulated by cod or hambro line. The paint used is mainly Plaka with plastic emulsion for the large areas, with a priming coat and a finishing coat of clear varnish.
Packed Length: 47cm
Packed Width: 33cm
Packed Height: 34cm
Coleman, M. (1973). Genuine: Made in England. Crafts, (5), pp.13-17.
Short term loan as part of Crafts Council Touring Exhibition A Curious Turn: moving, mechanical sculpture
Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Wolverhampton, 18/02/2017 - 21/05/2017;
Gallery Oldham, 08/07/2017 - 02/09/2017;
Derby Museum and Art Gallery, 15/09/2017 - 19/11/2017;
Inverness Museum & Art Gallery, 01/12/2017 - 01/03/2018;
Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Devon, 10/03/2018 - 20/05/2018;
Heath Robinson Museum, Pinner, 26/05/2018 - 19/08/2018http://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/what-we-do/a-curious-turn/