"I was awarded the Ballinglen Arts Foundation Fellowship 2012, in Ballycastle County Mayo, on the northwest shore of Ireland. I took my boat jig and all my supplies and relied on the Irish landscape to provide me with all my materials. Each boat was given to Irish friends."
~ Ann Morris
I found this mystery material wrapped in sand on the beach. I washed and stretched it over a cane hull, stitched it onto the cane, then stained the cane to blend.
Made from the first seaweed collected, with the thick strands for the boat hull, and thin strands interwoven.
I gave this boat to the Ballinglen Foundation for their permanent collection. Parchment pieces were stitched together and stretched over the cane hull.
Terry's Hydrangea Boat
I found this dried pink seaweed on the beach. After making the hull with the seaweed, I attached tissue paper and then applied hydrangea flower leaves.
Terry's Net Boat
I found a ball of black and white net on the beach, washed it and separated it into one long strand on the floor. I twisted the length and wove it into black seaweed hull.