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I (Eric) was born and raised in Miami, Florida. My Grandpa was an artist and fish taxidermist. As a child, I loved watching him work in his home studio. I enjoyed seeing the colorful fish he displayed in his home.

I started making fish as a way to combine my collections of found objects and my admiration of my Grandpa's fish. I enjoy fishing and have fond memories of many fishing adventures with my Dad (an avid fisherman) and brother. Bottle caps are used for fish scales in my art because they come in a variety of colors and brands (soda and alcoholic beverages). I've been collecting bottle caps since I was a kid. Also, two of my favorite types of art are folk art and Pop art, and my bottle cap fish merge those two genres.

I can customize the fish by color or bottle cap. Resin is used to hold caps in place and make them shine. Fish are…

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  • Joined January 31, 2011

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Bottle caps, Acrylic Paint, Resin, Pen, Photography, Ink wash, Watercolor, Photoshop

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About

I (Eric) was born and raised in Miami, Florida. My Grandpa was an artist and fish taxidermist. As a child, I loved watching him work in his home studio. I enjoyed seeing the colorful fish he displayed in his home.

I started making fish as a way to combine my collections of found objects and my admiration of my Grandpa's fish. I enjoy fishing and have fond memories of many fishing adventures with my Dad (an avid fisherman) and brother. Bottle caps are used for fish scales in my art because they come in a variety of colors and brands (soda and alcoholic beverages). I've been collecting bottle caps since I was a kid. Also, two of my favorite types of art are folk art and Pop art, and my bottle cap fish merge those two genres.

I can customize the fish by color or bottle cap. Resin is used to hold caps in place and make them shine. Fish are ready to hang on your wall and would make a great gift for a fisherman.

I received a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree with Highest Honors from the University of Florida in 1998. I've been teaching elementary school art since 2001.

My wife Ashle is a teacher too. She handles all customer service and marketing for my shop.

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