Happy Valentine’s Day!
Today’s post is about a boat named ‘Love Love‘
French artist Julien Berthier has designed a fully functional boat to look
as if it is sinking. The 21ft yacht was cut in half with a new keel
and motor added so it remains in the sinking position while being fully
functional. He describes it as “the permanent and mobile image of a
wrecked ship that has become a functional and safe leisure object.”
Berthier has taken the boat (or should I say half-a-boat) across the
English Channel to London and has toured it around Europe , getting plenty
of offers of assistance from unwitting good Samaritans, who would
presumably be either very annoyed or rather bemused by the contraption.
The designer and artist designed and built the floating installation in
2007. He named his creation Love Love.
A Tip-O-the-Hat to Ms Kelly Lyles for the heads-up on ‘Love Love’