Trekkers – Wooden Lobster Pot Buoy Auction
Auction Ends: Jul 21, 2014 11:00 PM EDT

Lobster Buoys

Runquist, Björn - "Bakongo Blowfish Buoy"

Item Number
Estimated Value
$600 USD to mcfaad31e
Number of Bids
21  -  Bid History

Item Description

"Bakongo Blowfish Buoy" - The buoy was inspired by the African masks and sculptures that I first saw at the flea market in Paris 30 years ago and have since seen many times in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The nail fetishes are used to influence the spirits and control others.  I played with the idea of making my own nail sculpture and the shape of the buoy inspired the idea of a sculpture as a buoy, as blow fish and as nail sculpture. 


I have a BA from Colgate U. and upon completion of college I moved to London, England. After four years in London and receiving a Master's degree from Kings College, University, of London. I have been a teacher and artist for the past 35 years, dividing my time between Ct and Maine.  I am now a full time resident of Maine.  I have worked in a variety of medium and styles; landscapes, still lives, abstract, oil, mixed-media, pastel. I have work in the permanent collection of the Farnsworth Museum and have exhibited widely in galleries on the East Coast from Florida to Maine, including the Caldbeck in Rockland, the Connecticut Biennial at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, The Center for Maine Contemporary Art in Rockport, and the Allan Stone Gallery in New York.  I am in many private and corporate collections and have a number of paintings in the State Department’s Arts in Embassies program which places art in U.S. Embassies around the world.   I am currently represented by Landing Gallery in Rockland, ME. and Horton Hayes in Charleston, SC.  I was featured in Maine Home & Design in April 2010 and listed as one of Maine’s 60 artists “to collect now, while you can”.  I was also featured again in Maine Home & Design in the August 2010 issue.


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