Sea Fever Gift Card (Mevagissey harbour, Cornwall)
This gift card is based on the picturesque Mevagissey Harbour in Cornwall. It is made from collage paper words from the poem 'Sea Fever' by John Masefield.
The card is printed on 148 × 210 mm size 250gsm card and comes with a crisp white envelope.
My artwork is made using collage techniques using the words of poems that inspire me. In this 'Boat Series', the coastline of the United Kingdom and fishing vessels were the inspiration. Words from the poem are ripped, torn, cut and collaged to make up the final image. Some parts of the poem can also be read.
By John Masefield
I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky,
And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by;
And the wheel’s kick and the wind’s song and the white sail’s shaking,
And a grey mist on the sea’s face, and a grey dawn breaking.
I must go down to the seas again, for the call of the running tide
Is a wild call and a clear call that may not be denied;
And all I ask is a windy day with the white clouds flying,
And the flung spray and the blown spume, and the sea-gulls crying.
I must go down to the seas again, to the vagrant gypsy life,
To the gull’s way and the whale’s way where the wind’s like a whetted knife;
And all I ask is a merry yarn from a laughing fellow-rover,
And quiet sleep and a sweet dream when the long trick’s over.