You know, I just realized the other day that I forgot to post one of my recent wire sculptures. I did it back in the fall as a birthday gift for my brother. It’s a fish this time, and I really enjoyed something different because this fish didn’t have feet or legs, therefore, it was easier to make in a way. In other ways, it proved sort of difficult because I had to carefully plan how to attach pieces for the fins, tail, and dorsal fin, not to mention figure out a way to display the fish so it would appear to be “swimming”.
Lake Superior is a very wonderful place and is significant for my family, as we’ve vacationed there many times. Between the crisp breeze coming off the water, the vast area of water, the sandy beaches, the pebbled beaches, the craggy, rugged beaches, it has many beautiful aspects about it. To me it feels like home away from home. So it made sense to use a smooth stone from that beautiful lake to mount this fish on.
– Measures approximately 9 inches long by 5 inches tall (the fish itself is only 3 inches tall; 5 inches is the total height) by about 2 inches wide.
– Materials used included steel wire (17 gauge and 22 gauge), a steel piece of wire for a foundation (seen only in the head and tail), window screen for the tail, various metal scraps for the fins, and paper clips for the dorsal fin, and a rock for the base of the sculpture.
– Also used for the sculpture: clear coat to give the rock some sheen and jewelry glue for adding additional stability to the fish and as an aid to make the paper clips stand up rigidly.
Thank you for looking. Since this may be my last post for 2013, I hope you all have a fun and festive New Year celebration! 🙂 Thanks for all the likes and comments and follows throughout 2013! It is very much appreciated.