Marblehead Festival of Arts – 2023 Festival of Cod & Whales
Auction Ends: Jul 4, 2023 08:00 PM EDT


Friendship Totem By Heather Goodwin

Item Number
Estimated Value
$250 USD
$350 USD to pm75680a6

The winning bid will go to FrontStream Global Fund (tax ID 26-3265577), a 501c3 nonprofit organization, which will send the donation to Marblehead Festival of Arts (tax ID 04-6130256) on behalf of the winner.

Number of Bids
27  -  Bid History

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Item Description

"Friendship Totem" by Heather Goodwin

Medium: Mixed media, Seaglass and wood

Size: 19" x 8"

Artist Statement:

The artwork I created for the Marblehead Arts Festival Cod Auction was made from reclaimed wood. The birds, clouds, hearts and rainbow were originally driftwood collected along our coastline and old fence pieces and barn wood salvaged from homes and yards to make art with. The sculpture itself is about friendship and the unlikely places it can be found.

Artist Biography:

As an artist who works with reclaimed wood, driftwood, and rope from commercial fishing, my goal is to create pieces that not only capture the beauty of nature, but also pay tribute to the rugged, hard-working spirit of the commercial fishing industry. Each piece of art I create is made from materials that have been salvaged from discarded fishing equipment, salvaged from homes and yards, or driftwood that has washed ashore. The natural wear and tear of these materials is what gives them character and makes each piece unique. Ultimately, my art is about more than just creating something beautiful. It's about using the materials and techniques of my craft to tell a story about the world around us, and to help others see the beauty and value in the things that might otherwise go unnoticed. The materials I collect will not be polluting the Earth or the ocean or harm the animals that call it home. These ropes, nets, pieces of fences and smoothed pieces of wood get a new life as art and I get to help preserve the environment while doing what I love.

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Hosting Business: "Friendship Totem" is on display on display at Mahri, 156 Washington St, Marblehead, MA

Item Special Note

Pick-up of purchased cods will be July 9 from 12-3, July 10 from 3-6, and July 11 from 3-6 at Sagan Harborside Sothebys 1 Essex St, Marblehead. 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.

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