A neighbor of mine, who trims trees (sly garden reference)gave me this old chainsaw blade. Soooooooooooooo, you know me well enough by now. . .
Fabulous- Amazing how some junkers, er, artists can look at a piece and see something more in it. Great job!!
Awesome, Robert! Candlestick for base? Spray painted? What are the fish scales made of? Faucet for tail? Love the saw blades for fins & body of fish! Ahh, mouth is perfect! You have an great eye for creating junk art!!! Love it! Great recycling! TFS! Jeanne S.
hee hee hee...it's awesome!! and guess what else was in my wheelbarrow o junk? Chain saw blades!!!!
Thank you all for being a part of this dynamic forum; a positive place for me to showcase what goes on inside my head.
Jeanne for you, a list of the secret ingredient for Fishness (and oh, how close you were).
1: the body, a chainsaw bar of course.
2: the gill fin, a section of that fold-up vegetable steamer
3: the base, from a silver-plated candlestick.
4: the fins, an old saw blade
5: the tail, (and I noticed the question marks) was the bracket that held the blade on an old ceiling fan.
6: yes it is painted. I used to paint much of my weirdness but was discouraged by spectator comments. Now I do what "feels" in the moment and thatÂs all. It makes for a happier Robert.
If you mean for scales the row of white dots they are painted on by dipping a Q-tipÂ® in white paint instead of using a brush. A second effect can be had if the cotton is removed and the hollow stem is used; it makes a neat little circle.
Robert, I LOVE the fish! I like the way you have mounted on the stand, makes it much more cool than just hanging from a nail. I enjoyed guessing the parts, too, the tail I knew I'd seen it somewhere, couldn't place it. Ceiling fan, of course, lol!
I second using Qtips to paint with. Very handy.
Been enjoying your other critters, too. Thanks for posting.
LOVE IT! I'm so glad to see your projects popping back up on here!!!
I see a weathervane...
Very Cool! Love it! My Dad used to make knives out of chainsaw blades (good steel)but i love what you have done!! Born and Raised on an Island, I LOVE fish stuff!!!heh heh!
Is that a salmon or a barracuda?
I love that! What a good job. That's turning junk into art for sure.
Oh wow....I would love something like that for my sea bed! Old chainsaw blades swimming in my bed...love it, love it, love it!
Totally awesome, Robert! You are amazing! I love primitive art and your pieces are some of the best. I love this musky ... or is it a sturgeon? You did a great job painting it. Keep those wonderful sculptures coming!
Thanks, for sharing the parts list & how to's! Just a really NEAT pc of art! Jeanne s.
Great job tho you should have a hook in his mouth with fishing line broke off & sign saying"the 1 that got away" or "yes, I did catch it" LOL. Jan
Robert, I sure have missed you! But you are back with a big load of creativity to WOW us with!
Only problem is I'm running out of words for how cool I think your stuff is. LOL.
Karen, the main thing is that you guys enjoy the art.
I know I do enjoy making them.
nice ideas - Jan
Wonderful, I love it.
Is it a salmon? or a pike? Come, what was your inspiration fish! You've told us everything else, for which I thank you.
Robert! I have missed you and your creations...been out of town for a week, so I'm just catching up on these! LOVE the fish! I am definitely going to have to share this with DH!
Robert - I can't imagine the mass amount of doo-dads you have to play with !!! I LOVE your fish !!!