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While saltwater fishing off Long Beach, NY I've had a hooked fish bitten in half by a bluefish. One-second your frantically reeling in marveling at the beauty of the fish fighting just below the surface.

Then there is a streaking flash of silver and green as the marauding bluefish savages your catch chopping out a massive bite of flesh.

In my latest sculpture I've recreated this senario on a grander scale. Fishermen at the turn of the century fished for cod off the Grand Banks in tiny dories.

Now suppose in the early dawn as the fog is just burning off the excited fisherman is hauling in his first fish of the day! Unbeknownst to him the struggles of the codfish have caught the attention of a predator.

Though instead of a bluefish it is a mythical sea serpent that decides the cod would make a fine breakfast and begins to rise beneath the dory.

Then just as the serpent is about to latch onto the cod the doryman swings it over the side into the boat! Agitated at the loss of its meal the serpent rises from the sea. The sneering lip on the serpent expresses its disdain for the human interloper that ruined its hunt.

Does it launch an attack and have both fish and fisherman for breakfast? Yet another unexplained dory lost while plying the treacherous waters of the Grand Banks.

Or does it slip silently back into the depths and search for its meal elsewhere? The fisherman never the wiser. I'll leave the outcome to the imagination of the viewer.

The sculpture is executed in polymer and apoxie clay and measures 20 1/2" L X 10" W X 11" H

If you'd like to see how the sculpture was created please see my blog post: http://blacknick-sculpture.blogspot.com/2011/02/sea-serpent-sculpt-finished.html

Sea Serpent and Doryman

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Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: polymer clay, apoxie clay, acrylic paint, clay covered wood base, wood boat, cord, clear resin
  • Feedback: 17 reviews
  • Only ships to United States from New York, United States.
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