fish represent fecundity…psychologically, insights into the
vibrant colors are an evolving consciousness...a subconscious
knowledge of a freedom from which it is bound to the
skeletal structure, an incomplete uprooting of ignorance.
Progress made. Progress needed. Onward.
total height 20" (fish 14" tall; base 6"
tall x 5" diameter)
aspen wood • non-toxic water based paints •
finished with homemade beeswax based wax and solvent
and drier free linseed oil
Futon Dowel Eyed
Pieces of a
broken Pullman, Washington futon made their way south, 431
miles. The turned up ends became the legs of the work bench
this fish was sculptured on and one of the dowels the eye.
total height 39" (fish 24" tall; base 15" tall
x 8" diameter)
white birch wood • reclaimed dowel from futon •
finished with solvent and drier free linseed oil
cleaning of the charred fish, the flurry of soot reminds me
of the high incidences of testicular cancer in 18th century
chimney sweepers. The respirator is my friend.
total height 23" (fish 15" tall; base 8" tall
x 6" diameter)
cottonwood • figure given age worn look then
polished with unpigmented milk paint • final finish
is a hand-rubbed
beeswax based paste
hanging fish •
plaster on wood
Bartering option available.
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