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No Paddle Blues is a mixed media sculpture by Trent Manning. It was crafted from found objects, wood, clay, metal, fiber, then hand painted. This piece features a somber looking man seated in a rusted out metal boat without paddles.

No Paddle Blues

“No Paddle Blues” is a captivating, macabre, yet whimsical, mixed media sculpture by Trent Manning. Trent’s one-of-a-kind creations have rapidly become the most sought after pieces represented at Silver Queen Fine Art. His first collection was presented during the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, selling every single piece by day two of the eleven day event. “No Paddle Blues” is one sculpture out of the thirty-two piece collection presented during his 2016 showing. Over the last two years the Silver Queen has become Trent’s number one selling gallery. Creating a collector base from coast to coast and shipping his sculptures to over thirteen different countries.  Trent was also featured in Art Doll Quarterly receiving an eight page full color spread. If you have not seen a copy we’ll be glad to include a copy with your purchase.

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“No Paddle Blues” is a captivating, macabre, yet whimsical, mixed media sculpture by Trent Manning. Trent’s one-of-a-kind creations have rapidly become the most sought after pieces represented at Silver Queen Fine Art. His first collection was presented during the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, selling every single piece by day two of the eleven day event. “No Paddle Blues” is one sculpture out of the thirty-two piece collection presented during his 2016 showing. Over the last two years the Silver Queen has become Trent’s number one selling gallery. Creating a collector base from coast to coast and shipping his sculptures to over thirteen different countries.  Trent was also featured in Art Doll Quarterly receiving an eight page full color spread. If you have not seen a copy we’ll be glad to include a copy with your purchase.

This piece is mounted on a unique piece of reclaimed lumber. The boat was hand carved and incased in sheets of patina’d metal roofing. The body, like most of Trent’s characters is made from a retired bowling pin. It’s arms and hands are manipulated coat hangers covered in fiber and finished with a preserving gel. The clay sculpted head is sculpted, painted and projects a distinct feeling the artist is trying portray. “No Paddle Blues” like many of Trent’s creations has a handful of vintage objects that will ensure no other piece will look the same. Many of these treasures could never be found or used again. You can buy “No Paddle Blues” or any of Trent’s pieces with our 100% thirty day money back guarantee. Please feel free to call the gallery if you have any questions or if you’d like to add “No Paddle Blues’ to your personal art collection.

If you like “No Paddle Blues” make sure you check out “Mortality Mask” another sculpture available from Trent Manning’s 2016 collection.

Would you like to meet Trent Manning? Make sure you’re on our Silver Queen Fine Art mailing list and will keep you posted on Trent’s next trip to Park City.

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Weight 15 lbs
Shipping Size 20 x 20 x 20 in
Product Size

14″ x 6″ x 6″

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Trent Manning

Artist Trent Manning is a disillusioned cynic, with an odd sense of humor, who still clings tightly to his inner child. Inspired by children’s toys, many of Trent Manning's mixed media pieces may seem innocent at first glance, but there is something offbeat, dark, humorous or macabre about each of his art pieces. It’s this balance of light and dark that have become a signature theme in much of Trent Manning's work. Using mismatched objects such as discarded pieces of metal, screws, wooden handles, old tools, and wire and them combining them with various mediums, such as woodworking, painting, and sculpting, Trent Manning is able to create a powerful piece of art with a sense of history usually lacking in modern modern artwork and materials. The following Trent Manning art pieces are currently for sale at the Silver Queen Fine Art gallery in downtown Park City, Utah.