014. Wood half hull carving, “Rainbow” by emerging artist Will Stark
Starting bid: $100.00
Wood half hull carving by artist Will Stark
Item condition: New
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Start On: July 28, 2021 4:00 pm
Ending On: July 31, 2021 5:00 pm
Hand carved wooden half hull by young emerging artist Will Stark
7 1/4″ x 19 3/4″
Will Stark, a local student (recent graduate from?) at Old Rochester Regional High School, was featured in the MAC’s High School Student show in early 2021. Stark was the recipient of the purchase prize, for which the winner’s work is included in this year’s auction.
Retail Value: $150
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.