Phil Allen's Profile
I love to make Prehistoric looking Metal Monster fish !
Born and raised in Southern California I have always been exploring the many wonders of nature through scuba diving, hiking, camping and off road desert riding. My first job was as a Paleo-monitor. I monitored for fossils after several 52 ton earth movers had scraped the hillsides in preparation for new communities. I'd have to say the most exciting pieces I found were a mastodon tusk, a saber-toothed salmon canine tooth and a pinniped (Seal) canine tooth that was an unknown type (dating from the Miocene fossil period - 12 to 15 million years ago).
I like to think if I were a prehistoric monster fish, I would look exactly like the ones I create...bad ass and battle-worn!
All of my fish start out from idea to sketch and the hunt for the right metal that will become its personality…
- Joined July 5, 2010