Fish Fillet Forest Sculpture by Richard Arfsten

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Fish Fillet Forest

Richard Arfsten

United States


Size: 12 W x 12 H x 2 in

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Sculpture: Metal on Aluminium.

Fish Fillet Forest

When I carve polystyrene foam I use a home made hot loop tool I fashioned out of copper that I hooked onto my soldering iron. It has a lot of power and it made some interesting scrap pieces. No two were the same but they were all similar. I saved some and I made this design and it took me 25 years to figure out what it is.

I was shopping at the market and looked at the selections in the fish display. There they were, a whole bunch in a package. I always thought of them as a rock or a crystal formation on some distant planet. When I stood them up they took on a organic look. Maybe they were a different kind of tree from another planet. A fish fillet forest. Whatever, you can see I try hard even if it is a groaner. Maybe it represents people standing in line before social distancing?

Once I made a metal sculpture flower where all the leaves grew on on side of the stem. I thought I was so clever until I spent some time in New Zealand and there was one growing just like mine. The point is there as a lot of different kind of stuff if you just keep your eyes open.

If this sculpture interests you there is much more on this site. Go to the upper right top and enter "Arfsten sculpture" in the search box to see many styles and themes of my work.





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