Fun Fishy Fact:
Sailfish are predominantly blue to gray in color and have a characteristic erectile dorsal fin known as a sail, which often stretches the entire length of the back. Another notable characteristic is the elongated bill, resembling that of the swordfish and other marlins. They are therefore described as billfish in sport-fishing circles.
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 sailfish 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" Sailfish is 24" long and 15 inches tall (at its tallest point). It weighs almost 4 pounds.
The 36" Sailfish is 36" long and 18 inches tall (at its tallest point). It weighs almost 5 pounds.
The 48" Sailfish is 48" long and 21 inches tall (at its tallest point). It weighs almost 7 pounds.