Driftwood – Table or Wall-mount Accent – “LAST ONE STANDING”
Incorporating driftwood personally collected from the shores of the Ottawa River.
Rare find in Spring of 2020. Almost missed it! Originally suspected it was a portion of bared, still connected, root system. Kicked it twice to determine separation, before bending down and clearing leaves and debris. Cleaned, lightly sanded where possible, and clear-coated. Saved for future use.
LAST ONE STANDING; created during the overnight hours of May 21/22, 2022, while sleep eluded me. I did not know if the substantial, though temporary marquee shelter at the CANADIAN TULIP FESTIVAL was still standing after the “derecho” wreaked havoc across Southern Ontario. I was a vendor at the live festival this year, under that shelter and wondered if my business insurance would cover probable losses.
One patina tulip represents the LAST ONE STANDING – with petals, after the storm had moved on. A quintet of patina dragonflies surround it in solidarity.
Unique to this piece – designed for resting on a mantel or sideboard using removable custom copper support,
Hanging from a wall at an angle pleasing to your own eye. Cotton rope (supplied), can be strung through a natural hole behind and to left of centre. Remaining length to be looped around the base of the natural paddle that protrudes 90 degrees to the piece. (see photos)
As the stem of the tulip is 14-gauge copper wire, easily position tulip straight no matter the orientation of the driftwood.
*Thankfully the ‘White Tent’ in Commissioner’s Park, Dows Lake, was spared from the substantial damaged suffered by so many.
SIZE: 96.6cm (38″) long x 41cm (16″) wide x 33cm (13″) tall..
Contactless Pick-up – Ottawa West.