THE SOLAR LADY

Marine art, figureheads of note

 

 

What does Solar Lady look like?  The figurehead below is exhibited at the Maritime Museum in Paris, France. She is carved in the traditional way with classical form to good effect. The Solar Lady is both ancient and futuristic in style and form, She would not look out of place in a temple in Ancient Egypt, the Tate Modern or the Louvre.

 

 

Figurehead in the Paris Maritime Museum

 

 

It was the practice in most French Military dockyards to have a statue watching out for the vessels under construction, repair or simply at anchor.  The figure below is also exhibited at the Maritime Museum in Paris, France.

 

 

Figurehead carved in wood, a French military dockyard adornment

 

 

Some ships had exquisite stern carvings as to complement those at the prow, illustrated by the gold leaf covered relief of this scene; once again on display at the Maritime Museum in Paris, France.

 

 

A very elaborate wooden carving from the stern of a ship

 

 

The Solar Lady is likely to be carved in a variety of materials, using different skill sets. It is likely the boats designer will use his wood carving and other experience to create a contemporary work to reflect the technology, while retaining traditional roots.  Nelson believes the female form personifies the hopes of all mariners, reminds them of family and country, and symbolises the maternal hand that steers us all through life's ups and downs, while also representing regeneration - a driving force.

 

 

 

Mermaid figurehead in gold leaf, Prince Fredericks Barge 1732

 

Mermaid figurehead in gold lleaf, Prince Fredericks Barge 1732

 

   Pirate Spanish galleon, La Contessa

 

Pirate Spanish galleon, La Contessa, lighting the passage with a lantern.

 

Ships figure head, classic bare breasted maiden keeping a lookout, weather watch

 

Mermaid figurehead, classis bare-breasted maiden keeping a watchful weather eye

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

LINKS

 

http://www.figureheads.co.uk/

 

Richard Hunter
Figurehead Historian

15 Aughton Avenue,
Aughton, SHEFFIELD,
South Yorkshire, S26 3XB
United Kingdom.

Telephone/Fax: 0044 (0) 114 287 3465

 

 

http://www.jpuwoodcarver.com/

 

J.P. URANKER WOODCARVER
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http://www.maritimawoodcarving.co.uk/

 

MARITIMA
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England.
Tel/Fax: +44 (0)1453 756716 Mobile: +44 (0)7836 323431

andy@maritimawoodcarving.co.uk

 

 

http://www.hartmann-designs.de/

 

Claus & Birgit Hartmann Harriersand 6 28 790 Schwanewede Germany Tel :+49 (0) 4296/ 573 Fax:+49 (0) 4296/ 74 81 79

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/The-bump-beach-arrives-Damien-Hirst-s-65ft-statue-pregnant-woman-place-seaside-town

 

 

Clay modeling   - Youtube

 

Sculpture - Youtube

 

 

 

Wood sculpture   - Youtube

 

Wood carving - Youtube

 

 

 

 

 

European Commission star circle logo  Nine Sigma logo. Accelerating the Innovation Cycle

 

 

 

 

 

 

Solar Navigator triple hull SWASH trimaran tank test model

 

The Solar Navigator - SWASSH (Small Waterplane Area Stabilized Single Hull) test model 2012

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