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Mounted Fish

Metal Wall Sculpture

(ID: A27696)
Charming design and environmentally friendly materials are the catch of the day with this "trophy" wall sculpture. Starting with thick sheets of metal harvested from old farm machinery, Gatski cuts, welds, and hammers each sculpture by hand. Each is unique; shape and patina will vary.

Care: Wipe clean with a damp cloth. If outdoors, you can maintain a shiny metal look (optional) by applying a clear metal enamel, available in a spray can at your local hardware store.
Dimensions: 13″ H x 38″ W x 3.5″ D
This piece ships on or before: Mon, Aug 29, 2016
Shipping charge (based on items in My Basket): $30.00
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About this Artist

Ben Gatski and Kate Gatski

"We use simple hand tools to honor the enduring traditions of art and agriculture."

Ben and Kate Gatski are a husband-and-wife team. Their lives past and present inspire their work, and both were raised in creative families. Today they live on a hill that overlooks the Gatski family farm. Ben enjoys milking a few dairy cows by hand each morning and raising heritage pigs. The Gatskis' metalwork is fueled by their passion and knowledge of farming.

Ben collects farm machinery that can no longer be used. It is torn apart with wrenches, saws, and sometimes torches, and thrown in the back of their old pick up truck. He brings it home to his small rural shop. The patterns are hand drawn on the metal with soapstone and cut with a hand-held plasma cutter. The pieces are then welded together with an arc welder.

Ben began welding at the age of thirteen, when he was given a welder by his father. He began experimenting with welding pieces of farm equipment together. At the age of nineteen, he was building small birds and other sculptures for family friends. Aside from a vocational welding short course completed just a few years ago, he is entirely self taught.

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5.0

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from Indianapolis, IN

Pros

  • Beautiful art piece

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    Best Uses

    • Conversation piece
    • Wall art in a cottage

    Comments about Mounted Fish:

    can not find anything negative to say. I am so impressed with the art in your catalog

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    5.0

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    from Sacramento, CA

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    Comments about Mounted Fish:

    The Mounted Fish is absolutely beautiful. Vivid red in color and it looks beautiful on the wall of our covered patio on the lake. It's perfect.

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