VICTOR STUART GRAHAM
Victor trained as a graphic designer, and followed this with an MA
at the Royal College in textiles. Since then his work has taken many
diverse forms, from teaching to painting municipal railings. Although
he still knits, he has successfully reduced his textile output to ties
and is now principally known for his driftwood boats.
He collects selected pieces of driftwood which have an inherent boat
shape trapped within their form. All he has to do is to release and
enhance the boat.
He uses soft worn woods lightly decorated in subtle reds, blues and
greens to create the effect of trawlers and little pleasure boats. They
are not remotely naturalistic, but often carry tiny details—metal
anchors and portholes, messages coded in seafaring flags.
He has recently taken to making houses. Like something from the north
Cornish coast, they rest in craggy lines, nestled into larger pieces