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A SNOEK & A BOOK - BY ROBIN EMSLEY 
 

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Psychiatry professor Robin Emsley is fascibated by 'The Snoek'

These striking sculptures, are made to  accompany the book about what he's learned while observing 'snoek runs' at the St Helena Bay harbour over the years.

His book, titled 'The Soul of the Snoek'', is about the popular fish and about the people of the West Coast in South Africa.

The book is also about the worlds of the fishermen, language, mental health and the meaning of life.

Prof Emsley says the idea behind the book began seven years ago when his family moved to the West Coast and he first encountered snoek.

He says the fish epitomises essences of the West Coast - both it's ruggedness and strange beauty.

He spent many months photographing the boats and fishermen during 'snoek runs' at the harbour and learned more about their stories.

AVAILABLE WORK

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Robin Emsley 

Stainless Steel, wood, resin, and acrylic.

Snoek Sculpture

Red 

105 x 34 cm

R 9 600

Comes with a custom-made wooden carry-crate. 

Book included


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Robin Emsley 

Stainless Steel, wood, resin, and acrylic.

Snoek Sculpture

Viridian Green

105 x 34 cm

Comes with a custom-made wooden carry-crate. 

Book included


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Robin Emsley 

Stainless Steel, wood, resin, and acrylic.

Snoek Sculpture

Turquoise

105 x 34 cm

R 9 600

Comes with a custom-made wooden carry-crate.

Book included. 


'The Soul of The Snoek' by Robin Emsley

Included with purchase of sculpture.

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Other colours are available upon request.  Email artvark@iafrica to enquire.

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