Why are sailboats featured so prominently in mid-century modern art and sculpture? Perhaps it’s the feeling of motion that is so compatible with mid-century decor. Maybe it’s the complex yet irregular geometry created by the profile of sails in the wind. Or perhaps they’re a reminder of the meaningful leisure time associated with the American dream.
Whatever the reason, sailboat sculptures look great in a mid-century design scheme. This one is especially well-crafted with three brass sails propelling an elegant small vessel perched atop a carefully chosen piece of driftwood which resembles a wave. It is a one of a kind piece made in North Carolina and signed by the artist. $36