About this piece:
In this piece the boat and the book have a symbiotic relationship. The book is carved out to provide a cradle for the boat, the blocks on the hull of the boat act as closures for the book. Each providing support and security to the other. Wade has an affinity for boats and writing, this project combines the two and pays tribute to fine craftsmanship.
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (originally The Rime of the Ancyent Marinere) is the longest major poem by the English poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge, written in 1797–98 and published in 1798 in the first edition of Lyrical Ballads. Now in the public domain.
paper, varnish, thread
About the artist:
Lives and works in Chatanooga, Tennessee, United States
Wade is originally from North Carolina and is currently residing in Chattanooga, TN. Where to paraphrase John Prine “Wade lives deep inside his head but gets his mail in Tennessee.” He enjoyed a successful career in graphic design and took an opportunity to pursue fine art and craft. He has exhibited nationally and has work in private and corporate collections.