Damian Tremlett
Damian Tremlett
Damian Tremlett
Damian Tremlett
Damian Tremlett
Title: Voyage of the Cargo Guarded by Preconceptions
Size: 85cm(h) x 50cm(l) x 20cm(w)
Medium: Painted Wood, Flotsam

Additional Information
About the boat sculptures: In 2017, in the North Sea 100 miles offshore, a cargo vessel, the Frisian Lady was caught in a violent storm and lost its cargo of timber overboard (jettisoned to save the lives of the crew?). Weeks later, the timber washed up along the East Lothian coast. In a "Whisky Galore" scene, every local truck, van and roof rack was involved. But on the islands and remote beaches some planks still lay unfound. This is the wood, now salt-bleached and weathered by the years that I’ve gathered along with other items of flotsam to make these boats. Reconfigured and freshly painted, I lovingly set them sail again to continue their journey.


Price: £950

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About the Artist


Biography

Damian Tremlett originally trained in ceramics at Manchester Metropolitan University and Alfred University New York, gaining a 1st class degree. He exhibited internationally back in the early 00's and worked as a life drawing university tutor before starting his own business (Producing software for designing hospital operating rooms.) which he ran successfully for over a decade.

Damian returned to making art full time in 2019 and has since exhibited in galleries in Edinburgh and across Scotland. His work was selected for the 2021 SSA sculpture exhibition. He also exhibited in the south of England, winning second place in the 2021 Artist's Lounge 'in the history' exhibition. He has also completed and continues to work on private commissions.

Inspiration

Damian's art has been classified as surrealist, the content is inspired by a spiritual journey and includes components of religious iconography, often with a hint of humour. His work sees life as a beautiful - crazy circus where everything’s in perpetual motion. It's the deep appreciation of this ridiculous, sublime, and sometimes lonely circus that fuels creative expression.