Wire Art – Lionfish

I’ve been asked recently about my Lionfish Mobile Ornament source of inspiration.

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Here is the story:

Lionfish is a destructive fish. It has poisonous fins, it hurts badly if it stings, it eats other fish and their eggs, especially lobster eggs, so it is a threat for the environment if spread out of control.

I once saw one Lionfish caught in a fisherman’s net in St. Thomas, USVI. I did not have a camera handy to take pics. But my brain certainly photographed the creature. It was as big as my fist, with long, beautiful, colorful fins. It was moving like crazy. My feelings were so strong, I was looking at a rebel 🙂 I immediately associated the Lionfish image with a punk teenager, angry at the whole world.

That image stayed in my head for a while. I stored it naturally. And one day I made her with seed beads and wire.

Wire Art – Goldie – Fish Wire Sculpture 3D

I love being by the ocean, therefore marine life is a big inspiration for me.

This is the largest golden fish I made. Obviously, she is a girl, and I named her Goldie. She is approx. 24″ long, fully three dimensional. At this moment she is displayed in a private medical office specialized in hearing aids. This is where Goldie’s new owner works. I am very happy that people with hearing problems can admire her and, maybe Goldie can fulfill their wishes… besides all, that’s what a gold fish is supposed to do.

Please look closer… she is made with steel wire and lots of aquamarine quartz crystals adorn her. Isn’t she adorable?

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goldie wire art

Goldie

Fish Art