Gordon Swenarton takes walks in the woods near his house in New Jersey to look for pieces of wood to make his creations. Originally an artist in the advertising industry, when Gordon saw a picture of a decoy fish one day in a fishing journal, he began making them as a hobby. He handcrafts each piece on the deck of his house, enjoying the freedom to make creatures look whimsical and colorful. Signed by the artist, Gordon also creates authentic looking tramp art mirrors, wonderful 'snake' walking sticks and more.
In this piece, Gordon Swenarton created a Tramp Art Box with a camouflaged orange and green army tank. The tank on the lid was put there to represent the Battle of Somme. The Battle of the Somme, also known as the Somme Offensive, was a battle of the First World War fought by the armies of the British Emprie and French Third Republic against the German Empire. It took place between 1 July and 18 November 1916 on both sides of the upper reaches of the River Somme in France. The battle was intended to hasten a victory for the Allies. More than three million men fought in the battle and one million men were wounded or killed, making it one of the deadliest battles in human history. This tramp Art Box is a one of a kind work of art.
Dimensions: 10.5 x 8.5"
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