This is the first piece in my 'Forgotten Heroes' series and is in celebration of the first woman to swim the English Channel and in honour of all women who battle against the odds, mentally and physically and especially against men who subjugate them but who eventually win through.
On the 6th August 1926, American swimmer Gertrude Ederle came ashore at Kingsdown in Kent 14 hours and 34 minutes after leaving Cape Griz-Nes in France. On her return to New York she received a hero's welcome in a ticker-tape parade in Manhatten where two million people lined the streets to cheer her on.
The tiny resin head is viewed by peering into the magnifying lens where 'The Queen' is mounted against a mirrored silver star!
This assemblage uses a tiny lady's head in blue bathing hat, a veneered Victorian jewellery box, pages from an 1890s 'Chums' magazine and 1914 dictionary, the lid from a 1920's games box, a 1020s map of the English channel and counters from a 1930s French lotto game, enamel swimming badge and parts of a Victorian wooden plate camera slide made from Honduran mahogany.
The piece measures 315mm high, has a maximum width of 223mm and is 110mm deep and weighs 1.2 Kg.
For more information on the making of this piece please see my blog.
Another authentic artwork from the ‘Re-Imagined World of Colin Cadle’
Please note: This is strictly an assemblage piece, of course, rather than pure sculpture but as yet there is no category for this type of artwork on Artfinder.
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Veneered Victorian jewellery box, pages from 1890s 'Chums' magazine, 1914 dictionary, 1920's games box, 1920s map, counters from a 1930s French Lotto game, enamel swimming badge, Victorian wooden plate camera slide.