The HappyFish Steel Sculpture starts off as a doodle, then a drawing and finally gets drawn in Adobe Illustrator. These Happyfish sculpture are plasma cut out of steel, welded together then hand bent into it’s fishy shape. Finally, a finishing soak in the “rusty juice” to give it it’s patina and a light coat of Lacquer to seal in the goodness. The HappyFish Steel Sculpture is the most detailed of my fishes. It has gone through the most changes over the years and I am very happy with it. I know you will be , too.
Happy Fish is a distant cousin to Bonefish. After the last great glacier melt, the ensuing flood of water split a school of Bonefish in two, one going east and the other west. After a millennia of separation, the Bonefish washed to the west evolved into the Happyfish
we see today. This jovial and carefree fish has adapted well with humans, making them the perfect for long strolls on the beach, assisting in homework or just sitting around looking joyful!
I created Bonefish in the spirit of a joyful life, possibly by therapy and anti-depressants.
All metal artwork is designed and made by David N. DeMattia in Saint Croix Falls, Wisconsin! Please enjoy!
David N. DeMattia’s artistic style reflects the influence of his childhood in Southern California, where he spent a fair amount of time at Disneyland. He spent as much of his time at the park as possible and the rest of it in his mother’s garage, learning the secrets of animating creatures, like the ones those now famous Disney “Imagineers” had done. By age twelve, David had brought animatronic creatures to life and his fertile imagination continues to spawn strange and wonderful animals that reveal themselves to us through his sculpture. READ MORE
16″Long x 6″Wide x 8″Tall. 2 lb.
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