The original version of this was destroyed in a flood. Posting here for posterity.
Here is another piece that is part of the ArtScape exhibition Ebb & Flow.
Artscape runs from July 17-19. Please go to the Maryland Institute College of Art’s Fox Building; 1301 Mt. Royal Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21217.
My original sketches have a lot of sea detritus to accompany this fishwife. I opted to go with “less is more” and left it out of the final version (although I did enjoy cutting out several fish skeletons).
This is the first diorama I’ve completed in one of several copper and aluminum fish molds that I recently acquired.
Her scales alone took me (almost) 3 days to complete. I made each row separately and attached with shims underneath to raise them ever so slightly.
I also have spoons in this show, all of which are for sale. I hope to see you at Artscape!
Cento makes small, single serving size tuna cans, which happen to work well for dioramas. One of the things I like about this piece was cutting out all the scales on the fish.
This is Trident, a Betta. He made many bubbles during our brief time together, and was inquisitive.
In other news, I think I’ve found the perfect item for the company holiday gift exchange.
Here he is, before the resin is added:
And he here is a few days after the resin has set:
Rest well, Trident.
I’m super excited about this, which is the first of three in a the longer series of recycling objects into dioramas. I think I could perform eye surgery after making this. Heck, I probably need eye surgery. Here’s some WIPS from this one:
There’s always a bigger fish in the food chain.