Bottle Cap Mosaic Fish No. 1, 2004

Bottle Cap Mosaic Fish No. 1, 2005

Bottle Cap Mosaic Fish No. 1, 2004
plywood, primer, bottle caps, tin can, earring, gear, copper nails
12″ x 35.5″ x 1.5″

My favorite Jim Harrison poem begins:

I want to die in the saddle. An enemy of civilization
I want to walk around in the woods, fish and drink.

Every couplet thereafter ends in variations on fishing and drinking, a veritable catalog of the sportsman’s obsession. I didn’t have Harrison specifically in mind when I made this fish, but what could be better than combining beer and fishing to make art?

This funky, folk art styled fish is made with Red Stripe and Anchor Steam bottle caps. Hang it above the fireplace at your summer cabin, or in the kitchen above the grill. It wouldn’t be half bad as a trophy for a fishing contest either.