Wednesday, March 19, 2014
A Fish Named Pes
"A Fish Named Pes"
In Spanish the word for a fish in the water is "Pez".
A fish that is out of the water, after being caught is called a "Pescado" (the word pescado literally means 'caught')
This jazzy-snazzy flounder took the name Pes, as a shortened reference to his current state, as a caught fish.
A wooden box that previously held olive oil, is now a caddy for 'Pes', vintage, hand cut wooden letters spell the word "PES". The ceramic fish was broken when it was given to me. I glued it back together,and added drops of yellow nail polish create spots.
I stained the background, the letters and the fish the same paint-stain color. Then I mounted it all in the box that has been covered on the inside in beautiful aqua papers, and overlaid everything with sewing pattern tissue to tone down the colors.
A part of a fishing pole, that I found washed up on a beach in Aransas Pass, Texas last year embellishes the piece.
A brass drawer pull along the side, finishes the piece.
My apologies for the poor quality of the image, this piece was taken out of the studio and into the gallery before a proper photograph could be taken. . . . but it is a fun piece.