Fun Fishy Fact:
Mullet are also well-known for jumping … again and again, in fact. A big mullet might break the water’s surface three or four times in a row. Why they jump is unknown, but possible reasons include escaping predators, getting additional oxygen, and just having fun. Anglers around Charleston catch mostly striped mullet, which the S.C. Department of Natural Resources says is the most abundant fish species in the local marine ecosystem. They’re prolific because they adapt easily to different conditions, including salt, brackish, and even freshwater.
About the Art:
Working with mostly 14-16 gauge raw steel, Fred cuts, 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 mullet 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 Mullet is 7.5 inches long and 2.5 inches tall (at its tallest point). It weighs approximately .5 pounds. The mullet has 2 nails on the back that makes it easy to push into the wall and allows you to make it swimming any direction you want!