SwimminwitdaFishes

Breathing life into discarded bits of metal and wood.

135 Sales

SwimminwitdaFishes

Breathing life into discarded bits of metal and wood.

135 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Announcement   I breath new life into discarded bits of metal and wood that have outlived their usefulness in their original form.
When ever possible the wooden elements in my art are used as found with either minimal or no alterations. I sand just enough to give the wood a smooth feel but not enough to remove the character that weather, age and use have given it.
You can view many of my creations past and present at www.swimminwitdafishes.com

Announcement

I breath new life into discarded bits of metal and wood that have outlived their usefulness in their original form.
When ever possible the wooden elements in my art are used as found with either minimal or no alterations. I sand just enough to give the wood a smooth feel but not enough to remove the character that weather, age and use have given it.
You can view many of my creations past and present at www.swimminwitdafishes.com

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About

Breathing new life into discarded bits of metal and wood

I did fine art photography for several years working primarily in 19th century processes. Cyanotypes, Bromoils, Three color Gum-Bichromates were labor intensive and kept me busy. As the majority of my subject matter was ocean themed my wife showed a few pieces to the owner of a waterfront gallery on Hatteras Island. She loved my art and it sold well.

Several years later my artistic wanderlust kicked in and I found myself wanting to work with something in three dimensions. I had limited welding experience years prior and decided to try scrap metal art. I soon discovered that obtaining the raw materials was difficult as scrap yard owners did not take kindly to people walking around because of insurance liability issues. I managed to acquire some scrap but not enough to fill my needs so I had to look for another option. The idea of “pleasantly decayed” driftwood and reclaimed old wood combined with rusty steel appealed to me. Along with my ocean themed art, Swimmin’ wit da Fishes was born.

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Shop policies

Last updated on August 2, 2015
Welcome to my Etsy store. I hope you enjoy my creations as much as I did making them.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I accept Direct Checkout and Paypal.
Shipping
Your order will be packed to the best of my ability. On occasion I will remove a fin or two in order to help reduce shipping costs and further protect your purchase from damage. All attaching hardware (usually 2 screws each) will be included.

After totaling actual shipping costs, including insurance, any paid overage of a $1.00 or more will be refunded.
Refunds and Exchanges
PLEASE ... IF YOU NEED TO RETURN AN ITEM CONTACT ME FIRST.

If your purchase arrives damaged please contact me with in 5 days of carriers proof of delivery. I will need a picture of the damaged item and packaging as most of my items are insured. Item cost and shipping will be refunded.

Returns for any other reason are subject to my discretion and are limited by the same 5 day time period. If I decide to accept a return the buyer pays return shipping, Item cost and original shipping cost (minus any partial shipping refunds) will be refunded upon my receipt of the item in like new, original condition. Return shipping charges cannot be refunded.
Additional policies and FAQs
Items put in reserve will remain so for 5 calendar days unless other arrangements are made.