are actual impressions of real fish, lobsters, crab shells,
octopus, etc. I take a fish and make a rubber mold directly
from it. I then pour a product called Hydrostone or concrete
( special orders only) into the rubber mold. A galvanized wire
is embedded deeply into the back of each hanging wall piece,
making it easy to hang. The pieces are hand peeled from the
rubber mold and are sun dried. Each piece is then hand painted
with a water base acrylic paint and a light water based sealer
is applied giving each piece a finished look.
There are endless things
I can design from this technique and working with natural
treasures is fun and rewarding. Most of my nautical designs
are from tropical oceans and I hope to expand to fresh water
tropical fish along with many other natural treasures. I love
blending nature and art together to make my designs. I call
these works of art my future fossils.
When placing your sculptures
in your environment:
If placed indoors or covered patio or overhangs,
no special care is needed.
If placed outdoors in the direct elements,
it is advisable to put a water sealer (Thompsons) once a year
so you can enjoy years of lasting pleasure.