Kingfisher Oar

Justine Hawksworth

Sourced in the North Shore this vintage oar has been given new life and function by artist Justine Hawksworth. The once greying and damaged oar has been carefully sanded back to reveal the natural wood colour without losing its character, the original leather padding attached by copper nails to the handle add to the sense of history.

Hand painted turquoise and white lace have been added to the top quarter of the blade, the bottom third of the blade partially down the handle and the bottom of the handle. A small kingfisher sat between two bands of patina'ed copper complete the piece.

The back of the oar is signed, named and dated by the artist and features a small hook to allow the oar to hang as soon as it arrives home.

Year: 2017

Dimensions: 1.5m high, blade is approx. 95mm wide, handle approx 40mm wide. 

Medium: Acrylic

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