Snook 7️⃣: The Great Oglesby

Find me at: Memorial Gardens, Duncombe Place

W3W: ///snows.leans.stack

Created by: Jason Curtis

Sponsored by: YDL Distribution and Logistics

Meet "The Great Oglesby" Snook, a tribute to the legendary angler Arthur Oglesby, adorned in geometric mosaics that capture the essence of his fishing tales. With a nod to sponsor YDL couriers, it features a lorry driver taking a serene break, lost in the pages of angling adventure.


Meet the Artist

Jason Curtis

Evolving from a lifelong career in engineering, Jasön Curtis is a versatile creative, ranging from exquisitely detailed bespoke leatherwork, through dramatic nautical paintings and urban driftwood sculptures, to spirited cartoons and creepy creations that vividly capture his sense of humour. Jasön was born in Chapeltown. His designs have featured in trails across the UK. He welcomes commissions.

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Meet the Sponsor

YDL Distribution and Logistics

One of North Yorkshire's largest independent carriers, offering Storage and Warehousing services and specialising in Parcel and Pallet Distribution. Proud to be part of our local community and we take pride in supporting local Charity and Community Projects.

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