DINING ON THE GRAND

Lane Cooper's avatar Lane Cooper

As I was dining in a restaurant, an idea focused to create a fish art piece from spoons, knives and forks Then came the task of collecting silverware from yard sales, friends and thift stores--no restaurants! I started the fish with a metal rod framework, similar to building a airplane fuselage, to which I could weld the spoons to. It took 403 spoons minus handles to cover the framework, 15 knive blades for tail and 235 forks to simulate water cascading over the falls. Corrugated steel to simulate the river flow and after everything was painted--it then was covered with a baked on clear coat finish to temperature of 300 degrees. Sincerely hope you enjoy my sculpture.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 42 inches
  • Medium: Recycled Scrap Metal
  • Width: 32 inches
  • Year created: 2012
  • Height: 64 inches