27 x 48 cm
British, b 1949
There is usually nothing better for Victor Stuart Graham than the signs of a storm brewing up in the sky for he knows that his next delivery of raw materials is on its way. Not quite a door to door delivery service though, his wood, broken and worn, is thrown up by the sea to the shore for him to find, collect and select.
The sea - Victor’s assistant - has already carved his work and through his eyes he is able to see the hidden essential qualities of a boat in a piece of driftwood.
Accentuating it with hand tools and paints and also by adding the fragile details of buntings and rudders all he does then is to release that life, evoking nostalgic memories that are finally transformed into his art.