014. Wood half hull carving, “Rainbow” by emerging artist Will Stark
Winning Bid: $256.00
Wood half hull carving by artist Will Stark
This auction is under proxy bidding.
Item condition: New
Hand carved wooden half hull by young emerging artist Will Stark
7 1/4″ x 19 3/4″
Winner of the PURCHASE PRIZE from the High School Student Art Show at the MAC in early 2021
Retail Value: $50
Donated by the Marion Art Center
From the Artist
My first piece depicts the legendary J-class racing yacht Rainbow, in a traditional half hull carving. It is carved to scale using measurements transferred from blueprints, then cut, scraped, and sanded down to final dimension. The hull is a lamination of quarter sawn red oak, which I chose because of the dramatic ray flecks pointing forward. On top of that is mahogany, a traditional maritime timber, which makes the sheerline, and the boats features visible. The white boot stripe runs along the boat’s waterline.