“A boat is but a shell. Shells grow in increments, bit by bit, compartment by compartment. So does a wooden boat hull. Frame by frame. Plank by plank. The tiny increments of boat construction enable graceful curves to grow. The result is a hull that will curve through water, smooth as silk.” (Rob Johnsey).
The exhibition ‘Skeleton: New Sculpture from Old Boats’ opens on 10 November and continues until 30 April 2017 at the National Maritime Museum Cornwall. It features 8 wooden sculptures by artist Rob Johnsey, and is inspired by boats in the NMMC collection and Rob’s time as a boat building volunteer.
Rob Johnsey is an alumnus of Falmouth University, he studied BA(Hons) Fine Art and graduated in 2014. Rob’s spent the past 18 months working on a sculpture exhibition for the National Maritime Museum in Falmouth, and was the very first Artist in Residence at the NMMC for the period of the sculpture project.