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Southampton, United Kingdom
36.000 x 43.000 x 0.400 cm.
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Environmental Sandpainter and Sand Artist Brian Pike
Painting - Natural Coloured Sands On Plywood
A tiger with attitude! Whimsical tiger sandpainting created by environmental sand artist Brian Pike in 1987, using natural coloured sands as 'paint' discarded feathers as 'brushes' and a plywood offcut as a 'canvass' - Supplied Unframed. Shipping extra. .
I use modern water-based adhesive re-inforced with a nylon adhesive used by museum conservationists to restore delicate ancient egyptian papyri which over the past 40 years have been totally satisfactory to my needs while the finishing touch to intensify the colours in the sands is a coating of clear spray varnish which permanently seals the picture in place. Furthermore cleaning is so easy - just a gentle wash-over with a soft brush and warm soapy water will suffice!
Possibly with the exceptions of stained glass and fabric wall hangings, modern sand-paintings have one other unique advantage over contemporary pictures - they do not require glazing or other protection - hence there is no surface reflection and the image can be clearly viewed from anywhere in a room.
To create most of my permanent sand paintings I use dyed and un-dyed natural coloured sands collected on field trips to Alum Bay on the Isle of Wight and other locations in Southern England as 'paint ' and sometimes incorporate recycled materials (where appropriate) such as magnetised iron filings for 'The Iron Lady ' and the 'Berlin Wall', and stonemasons dust from restoration work on English Cathedrals. My 'brushes' are discarded sterilised bird feathers and together with other found and recycled materials help create my unique and tactile works of art in complete harmony with my green credentials, and in so doing I have created an ongoing series of truly unique and quirky sand pictures to complement homes and offices and are ideal as conversation pieces particularly popular with shrewd buyers and collectors!
Over the years my pictures have made exceptional purchases for the home or office or as a gift for a special occasion since they are original conversation pieces in their own right. I also undertake individual commissions for clients, so please contact me with any queries you may have.
August 9th, 2012
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