Paperboat for an Inland Sea

Here’s a photo for those of you who kindly inquired about the work I sold in the Gold Coast Art Prize. I understand it will be moving to Sydney.

Andrews Leonie, Paperboat for an Inland Sea

Paperboat for an Inland Sea, cotton stitch on canvas, 25.5 X 73.3 cm, dimensions variable. Found on the roadside in western NSW, a paperboat for an inland sea.

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5 Comments

  1. Leonie, thanks for sharing the photo. Its a great piece of artwork, love the title. Would like to know the back story to the ‘ found on a roadside ‘.
    Using thread to get tones and form is so under rated! the exception to that is of course anyone who embroiders.
    Congratulations again on being a finalist , then selling too.!

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    1. Thanks Denise for your kind comments. We were driving to Adelaide and pulled over at a rest stop for a break somewhere past Balranald. I walked arond a bit and found a paper boat on the ground made out of an accommodation brochure. It reminded me of those early European explorers who carried boats for when they reached the mythical inland sea. You can’t make up such odd experiences! This is the sort of experience bthat begs to be made into an artwork.

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      1. Interesting as it does have a ‘paper boat’ look about it and collage. Is this all one piece? Can’t quite imagine the process of the threads work in this way but must be so satisfying when it comes together so well and then to be acknowledged so highly as a finalist.

      2. Thanks, yes it’s all one piece. I’ve learned over time to simplify the work but still keep the critical details. It’s great when it all comes together.😀

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