Banks Cod By Bill Frost

Bidding Supports: Marblehead Festival of Arts (Marblehead, MA)

Item Number
$150 USD
Online Close:
Jul 4, 2022 8:00 PM EDT
Bid History:
7 Bids

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"Banks Cod" by Bill Frost

Medium: Pine

Size: 19" x 8"

Artist Statement:

Last year when codfish blanks were distributed to local artists, my wife Deborah Ekholm Frost decided that she wanted to paint a whimsical cod. She asked me if I could write a codfish limerick for her. Anyone who knows me understands that from birth I have been afflicted with both a fondness for alliteration and what a very good friend terms "rhyming sickness " so....could I write a limerick. Unfortunately, what I couldn't do was write one right this second. By the time my verse was ready for publication, Deb had found a poem, "The Codfish Ball" and that cod had sailed (I also mix a good metaphor). We agreed that she would use the limerick this year. That didn't happen and now I was stuck with a verse but no fish. There was only one thing to do. While the vision is my own, I am hugely indebted to Patti O'Hare Williams for transforming my vision into art. Also I owe thanks for my brother Jim for lessons in computer assisted drawing and for the use of his CNC router table. Apparently it takes a village to raise a codfish and this village idiot is both pleased and grateful.

Artist Biography:

Bill Frost was born on Widger Rd in 1954. He poked around town for the first 25 years of his life and moved back close to Marblehead after he and Debber had finished raising their 3 children. He is a retired carpenter who until recently spent his spare time dying tee shirts and whatever other art projects might be envisioned.

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Hosting Business: "Banks Cod" is on display at HND Artichitects, 52A Atlantic Ave., Marblehead, MA

Item Special Note

Pick-up of purchased cods will be July 9-14 at MacRea's Goods, 108 Washington St, Marblehead during normal store hours. The winning bidder will receive a notification email with information on pick-up time and location.

If winning bidder requires shipping, winner's credit card will be charged a separate $24.95 fee to cover USPS ground and handling. Shipping is available within the U.S. only and must be requested within 7 days after receipt of the notification email.

Any cod purchased via "Buy Now" will remain on display at the hosting business through the end of the auction, and will be available for pick-up as detailed in the winning bidder notification email.

If winning bidder has not picked up cod (or provided shipping address) within 30 days after the close of the auction, cod will become the property of Marblehead Festival of Arts, Inc.