Each fish is approximately 6’ long. Fiberglass, 12 and 16 gauge mild steel sheet, various diameters steel round bar, stainless steel chainmail, silicon bronze, glass.
The first fish (with the basketball hoop in the shot) was done as part of the “fish out of water” exhibit here in Baltimore. Artists are given a fiberglass fish blank and a small stipend to produce a fish for an auction to benefit charity. I was contacted by the Walters Art Museum to create a fish that would reflect their armor collection. I cut the fins off the original then clad it in steel, the only visible part of the original is the eye. The fish is on display in the museum.
The swordfish was done for a private residence, no fiberglass core. Built in much the same way as the other fish, although this one has hand cast glass eyeballs which are backlit with led’s. There is a small toggle switch under the belly to operate the lights and the jaw removes with one fastener in the roof of its mouth to access the battery pack.