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Storm Helm
Storm Helm
11" X 14"
Acrylic on Canvas

I am obviously fascinated by the sea. I lived on a sailboat in Key West and went sailing in the Gulf of Mexico almost every day for several months. This is a dipiction of a crew member steering the ship through a minor hurricane that hit Florida's southwest coast in the summer of 1982 ...

A Storm Helm or

Weather helm is the tendency of sailing vessels to turn towards the source of wind, creating an unbalanced helm that requires pulling the tiller to windward (i.e. 'to weather') in order to counteract the effect.


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