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Fishness

Posted by r_murray 5 (My Page) on
Wed, Aug 4, 10 at 2:02

A neighbor of mine, who trims trees (sly garden reference)gave me this old chainsaw blade. Soooooooooooooo, you know me well enough by now. . .

Fishness


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Fabulous- Amazing how some junkers, er, artists can look at a piece and see something more in it. Great job!!
-Sprout


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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.


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hee hee hee...it's awesome!! and guess what else was in my wheelbarrow o junk? Chain saw blades!!!!


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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 thats 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-tip 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.


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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.


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LOVE IT! I'm so glad to see your projects popping back up on here!!!


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I see a weathervane...


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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!


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Is that a salmon or a barracuda?


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I love that! What a good job. That's turning junk into art for sure.


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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!


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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!


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Thanks, for sharing the parts list & how to's! Just a really NEAT pc of art! Jeanne s.


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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


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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.

hugs, Karen


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Karen, the main thing is that you guys enjoy the art.

I know I do enjoy making them.

nice ideas - Jan

Robert


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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.
Kathy


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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!


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Robert - I can't imagine the mass amount of doo-dads you have to play with !!! I LOVE your fish !!!


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