Introducing "Fiddle Pair 4," a striking and thought-provoking piece by the exceptionally talented Eric Darling. This artwork is a part of Eric's innovative Drift Rope Project, where he breathes new life into discarded materials, transforming them into profound artistic expressions.
"Fiddle Pair 4" showcases two green fiddles, meticulously crafted from recycled rope, standing in a mirrored stance, facing away from each other. The vibrant green hues and the intricate detailing of the ropes bring these musical instruments to life, creating a visual harmony that resonates with the soul. The fiddles, though silent, sing a song of resilience and rebirth, echoing the journey of the ropes from being abandoned by the sea to becoming cherished elements of art.
This 8" x 8" masterpiece is more than just a visual spectacle; it's a narrative of transformation and sustainability. Eric Darling, with his self-taught expertise and deep connection to New England's coastal beauty, invites you to reflect on the stories embedded in the ropes—the tales of the ocean, the fishermen, and the hands that have woven this artwork into existence.
By choosing "Fiddle Pair 4," you're not just acquiring a piece of art; you're embracing a fragment of the ocean's saga and supporting the movement towards a more sustainable and mindful world. Let this artwork adorn your space, serving as a testament to the beauty of conservation and the harmonious symphony of art and nature.
Eric Darling has been practicing art for over 20 years in several different types of medium. He is a self taught multidisciplinary artist native to New England. His latest creation is the Drift Rope Project. Eric was inspired by the colorful rope that he was finding along the shores of the midcoast and imagined a way to utilize this material in his recent work. He has sourced used rope from Lobsterman and waste stations before they are discarded and created beautiful unique one of a kind pieces.