Portfolio > Thirty Fish for "Fish Wall" UW Hospital, Summer, 2014

UW Hospital in Madison commissioned me to create 30 life sized Wisconsin fish for a Fish Wall. The new hospital is currently under construction, and my thirty fish will be installed in a lobby in Spring, 2015. I constructed all of these fish with hanging hooks on their backs, so they'll easily mount to a wall, the hooks going over nails set about 1/4" out from the wall.

1. Sunfish
2 Sunfish
3. Largemouth Bass, Large
4. Largemouth Bass, Medium
5. Black Crappie
6. Green Crappie
7. Green Crappie
8. Bluegill, Dinner Plate Sized
9. Bluegill, Large
10. Catfish
11. Catfish
12. Sturgeon
13. Musky
14. Bullhead
15. Northern Pike
16. Northern Pike
17. Walleye
18. Walleye
19. Perch
20. Perch
21. Smallmouth Bass
22. Smallmouth Bass
23. Rock Bass
24. Brook Trout
25. Brook Trout
26. Brook Trout
27. Coho Salmon
28. Rainbow Trout, Large
29. Rainbow Trout, Medium
30. Steelhead

Medium Largemouth Bass
Sheet Copper, Copper Wire, Stained Glass, Vacuum Tube from an Old Organ (1960s)
16" x 8"
2014
Another Sunfish
Sheet Copper, Copper Wire, Stained Glass, Glass Beads.
11" x 7" x 1/2"
2014
Sunfish #1
Sheet Copper, Copper Wire, Stained Glass, Glass Beads
11" x 7" x 1/2"
2014
Rock Bass
Sheet Copper, Copper Wire, Stained Glass, Glass Bead.
12" x 6"
2014
Perch #2
Sheet Copper, Copper Wire, Stained Glass, Glass Bead.
13" x 5 1/2"
2014
Perch #1
Sheet Copper, Copper Wire, Stained Glass, Glass Bead.
13" x 5 1/2"
2014
Coho Salmon (as is found in Lake Michigan). I'm from Wisconsin, you know.
Sheet Copper, Copper Wire, Stained Glass, Red Alternator Wire (copper based), Glass Beads.
23" x 8" x 1/2"
2014
Wrench Walleye
Sheet Copper, Copper Wire, Stained Glass, Another Old Wrench (smaller this time), another Opaque Marble Eye
21" x 7" x 1/2"
2014
Walleye with Wrench
Sheet Copper, Copper Wire, Stained Glass, Opaque Marble Eye, Possibly Antique Wrench.
21" x 7" x 1/2"
2014
Steelhead
Sheet Copper, Copper Wire, Stained Glass, Glass Beads, Big Multicolored but generally Turquoise Beads.
30" x 10"
2014
Brook Trout #3
Sheet Copper, Copper Wire, Stained Glass, Glass Bead, Shark Bottlecap.
16" x 7"
2014
Brook Trout #2
Sheet Copper, Copper Wire, Stained Glass, Glass Bead, Whale Tail Bottlecap.
2014
Brook Trout #1
Sheet Copper, Copper Wire, Stained Glass, Hobgoblin Bottlecap
16" x 7"
2014
Large (but not excessively large) Bluegill
Sheet Copper, Copper Wire, Stained Glass, Glass Beads.
11" x 7"
2014
Largemouth Bass with Mustang Matchbox Car.
Sheet Copper, Copper Wire, Stained Glass, BIG Marble, Marchbox Mustang.
20" x 10 1/2"
2014
Smallmouth Bass #2
Sheet Copper, Copper Wire, Stained Glass, Glass Bead.
17" x 8"
2014
Smallmouth Bass #1
Sheet Copper, Copper Wire, Stained Glass, Glass Beads.
17" x 8"
2014
Bluegill the Size of a Dinner Plate
Sheet Copper, Copper Wire, Stained Glass, Glass Bead, Upcycled wood from back of old Piano, Glass Beads, Tiny Little Bolts.
17" x 10"
2014
Sturgeon with Brass Gears and Clock Guts
Sheet Copper, Copper Wire, Stained Glass, Glass Marble, Brass Gears, Clock Guts
32" x 9"
2014
Bullhead with Alternator Wire Whisker
Sheet Copper, Copper Wire, Stained Glass, Marble, Red Alternator Wire.
16" x 5" x 1/2"
2014
Catfish with Scrabble Tile
Sheet Copper, Copper Wire, Stained Glass, Glass Bead, Scrabble Tile.
21" x 7" x 1/2"
2014
Catfish with Brass Gear
Sheet Copper, Copper Wire, Stained Glass, Glass Bead, Brass Gear.
21" x 7" x 1/2"
2014
Another Green Crappie
Sheet Copper, Copper Wire, Stained Glass, Marble, Glass Beads.
13" x 6 1/2" x 1/2
2014
Green Crappie
13" x 6 1/2" x 1/2
2014
Black Crappie
Sheet Copper, Copper Wire, Stained Glass, Marble, Glass Beads
13" x 6 1/2" x 1/2
2014
Musky, including Watch Guts and Old French Key.
Sheet Copper, Copper Wire, Stained Glass, Watch Guts from Paris, Old French Key.
34" x 7 1/2" x 1/2"
2014
Rainbow Trout, Large.
Sheet Copper, Copper Wire, Stained Glass, Marble.
24" x 10" x 1/2"
2014
Rainbow Trout, Medium-Sized
Sheet Copper, Copper Wire, Stained Glass, Marble.
19" x 8" x 1/2"
2014
Northern Pike with Sharpie
Sheet Copper, Copper Wire, Stained Glass, Marble, Sharpie.
30" 8" x 1"
2014
Northern Pike with Chess Piece
Sheet Copper, Copper Wire, Stained Glass , Glass Marble, Chess Piece
30" 8" x 1"
2014