It’s 10:30 in the morning on a hot summer day. The tacos you ate for breakfast have settled in nicely and there is a light, comfortable breeze. The cloud that has been covering the sun is blowing off and you quietly nudge the boat forward with the push-pole. As the sun hits the water, your friend on the bow sees the fish at the same time you do. Gently cruising, tail peeking above the rippled water, glistening in the light.
And that’s when the voice of your boss jolts you back to reality. Something about TPS reports. Something about working on Saturday. Geez.
Dave made this sculpture for those days at work when you need to keep the insanity at bay. Ah, sure, you could put it on your bookshelf at home, if the slave driver you work for ever lets you go home to enjoy it.
The tail and water both are made of basswood, hand carved and meticulously joined. Artist oil paints shimmer under a light satin varnish, giving the scene the wet look it so needs. Subtle color reflections of the fish dance across the water. The dark spot on the redfish is carved in to give shadow and character. Can be displayed swimming left or swimming right.
Dimensions 14.5″ long, 6.5″ wide, 3.5″ tall.