Fun Fishy Fact:
Marlin have an elongated body, spear-like snout or bill, and a long, rigid dorsal fin which extends forward to form a crest. Its common name is thought to derive from its resemblance to sailor's marlinspike. Marlins are fast swimmers, reaching speeds of about 80 km/h (50mph).
About the Art:
Working with mostly 14-16 gauge raw steel, Fred cuts, hand hammers and welds the metal to create sea life, bringing an aquatic feel to homes, offices, and gardens. He often begins the rust process to give a more weathered appearance and to enhance the contours and shapes of a piece. No two pieces are ever the same, (so yours is one of a kind!), and variations in color and texture add to the overall character of his work. The marlin is suitable for use both inside and outdoors. If displayed outdoors, the fish will continue to rust beautifully in the elements; but If you wish to reduce further rusting, we suggest applying a clear mat lacquer which will need to be reapplied over time. We all know fish can swim any direction, and if you have a preference whether he will be swimming left to right, or right to left, please email or call us!
The 24" marlin is 24 inches long and 7 inches tall (at its tallest point). It weighs almost 3 pounds.
The 36" marlin is 36 inches long and 10 inches tall (at its tallest point). It weighs almost 4 pounds.
The 48" marlin is 48 inches long and 15 inches tall (at its tallest point). It weighs almost 5 pounds.