'Guardian of the Sea'

'Guardian of the Sea - 

This piece, made from fabrics and thread, recreates a figurehead of a woman on an old wooden ship.  I've always been fascinated with ships mastheads/figureheads but studying old photos - the faces were actually, well, not pretty. Carved out of wood their features are angular, chiseled.  I definitely struggled with many remakes on the facial features. 

The finished piece is 16 x 20" and was framed.