The Boats Series

Mark Steele's original three-dimensional floating worlds

Movement has always played a major role in my work. In a new series of three-dimensional sculptures titled 'The Boats', I'm exploring a narrative about life and motion that is implicit with our being part of this planet, influencing our life's journey. The inspiration came to me after a summer of experiencing the tranquility and the drama of kayaking, where control is often just out of reach. The 'Boats' are created in wood, plaster, acrylics, tin and other materials. The canvas is the boat itself, surrounded by water propelling us one way and another on our wild voyage.