Monday, October 10, 2011

Ships on your wall not in a bottle

If you love the sea, think its romantic and captivating, mysterious and awe-inspiring, fun and adventurous, then you probably have nautical and marine mementos and art in your home and office.

A reminder of the days when shipwrights designed and built boats are small scale models.

Before computers and design applications, ships were built using a scale model.

The model was carved out of wood and showed one half of the ship's hull in profile.

The model was then reproduced in full size with the two halves needing to be mirror images of each other.

This wonderful craft is practiced today by one of our artists.

Sam Coes III makes half hull models beautiful enough to be works of art.

Sam recycles wood and finishes them to show off natural grain and color.

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