When I asked if I could try my hand at creating a simple fish...Richard said yes...but I had no idea what that actually would mean! While I did not get photos of the beginning of the forming of the steelhead from the rebar, there are photos from the last two days...I helped form the fish and did the tooling of the scales and the tail marks and one of the fins..and then worked with Richard in the rest of the formation as he hammered and cut metal effortlessly!..Made it look like it was as easy to manipulate as butter!
This sculpture is a precursor to a much larger piece* we will be making from rebar from the dam. See photo below. It will be installed in Carmel Valley next year. Stay tuned!
(* yet to be determined what it will be)
© Paola Berthoin and Richard Schrader, 2016
See the gallery of photos to see some of the process to make the sculpture. Put your cursor over the image to activate.