06 Aug Bottle Cap Mosaic Fish No. 43, 2008
Bottle Cap Mosaic Fish No. 43, 2008
plywood, primer, bottle caps, recycled copper roofing, copper nails
20″ x 50″ x 1.5″
This bottle cap mosaic fish is made from a wide mix of bottle caps. The fins and tale are cut from recycled roofing copper. The eye is a jar lid. All the caps are partially crimped but not flattened and then nailed to double-primed plywood with copper nails.
This piece was commissioned as a housewarming gift and I worked from a photo sent by the client. The goal was to match the brown trout caught by her husband as closely as possible. I haven’t really tried being that representational with the bottle cap work before, but I’m really pleased with the results.