• Calnan & Anhoj Bronze Fish 4
  • I built this fish from bark and sticks, bronze and corten sculpture by Gunvor Anhoj crop
  • I built this fish from bark and sticks, corten and bronze sculpture by Gunvor Anhoj 6
  • I built this fish from bark and sticks, corten and bronze sculpture by Gunvor Anhoj 1
  • I built this fish from bark and sticks, corten and bronze sculpture by Gunvor Anhoj 2
  • Calnan & Anhoj Bronze Fish 3
  • Calnan & Anhoj Bronze Fish 5

I built this fish from bark and sticks

5,300.00

For this piece I cast Co. Wicklow sticks in bronze and interwove them with forged bark. A playful and visually dramatic sculpture suitable for outdoors. Corten steel base. Height 194cm, width 27cm, depth 27cm.

Please inquire about shipping / delivery

If you would like to place a deposit payment to reserve this piece, please get in touch. Any balancing payments will be due before shipment.

SKU: N/A Category:

Description

I have been drawn to the fish shape for some time, I love it’s potential for visual drama. The first fish I made had a criss cross of chiseled slabs forming a sort of snow shoe effect (‘Big Fish’ 2017). I like when you can portray something in a pattern using as few components as possible, so it ends up looking like a child might have gone ahead and made it spontaneously out of simple building blocks at hand. After a bit of research I was very pleased to find that one of the names for the fish-shape is ‘Mandorla’ (means almond in Italian) and that it’s said to be one of the most ancient symbols known to humankind. It’s also known as the ‘Vesica Piscis’, which apparently symbolises the sacred geometrical pattern of life on Earth.The idea of casting sticks in bronze came about one spring when birds – nesting in the roof of our forge – left a fresh supply of twigs on the floor every morning. I have since collected the appropriate sticks around the grounds of Russborough – beech seems to be especially suited. It fits right into my ethos of searching for fundamental shapes to build with. The world can get a little complex at times and so to counterbalance I’m attracted to portraying what’s fundamental, primal and natural in my sculptural work.

Gunvor Anhøj 2020

Reviews

There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “I built this fish from bark and sticks”

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.