Lost at Sea by Thomas Hawson is an installation of boat, navigation aids and pods made from various materials including spruce, ash and canvas.
Thomas Hawson is an artist and maker based near Jedburgh in the Scottish Borders. In addition to his studio work and commissions, he has studied the contemporary and traditional craft culture of Iceland, leading to his PhD thesis, Contemporary Craft in Iceland: Communicating Culture Through Making. Whilst in Iceland, he was commissioned to make the Speakers Chair for the Allthing, the Icelandic Parliament.
For this installation at the Hippodrome, Dr Hawson is revisiting and extending his award winning installation which won the prize for the most original art work at the Royal Scottish Academy, Visual Arts Scotland Open 2015
“Made to measure. I am beginning to see more clearly, like feeling with my hands in the dark, a way of developing Lost at Seas still further. By reaching back into my childhood to the events that have gone some way to inspiring the work so far, and making drawings models and artefacts of reflection………..another show of lost at sea can bring together a wider collection of artefacts contributing to the whole.”