the sailors return. by dg shields.
a modern take on the folk art tradition of a maritime shadow box.
overall height ... 300mm x... overall width ... 250mm x ... overall depth ... 90mm
mariners were by tradition quite superstitious. one particular superstition or old belief was it could be bad luck if a sailors shadow reached shore before he did. by carrying his belongings, a metaphorical shadow of himself, enclosded in a box he could insure he touched land before his shadow.