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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Fish, Fish, Fish ~ Part 2

Here's another view of the fish sculpture in the courtyard area between the Duncan Law Seafood Consumer Center (shown here) and the Seafood Research and Education Center shown the other day in my May 10 post. In the past few days I've seen people entering both buildings, so I'm not certain what parts of the operations have been closed and what parts are still open. I believe that the seafood cooking classes have been closed. If anyone can give me some up-to-date-info, I'll amend the post.

Someone also asked how many fish were on the sculpture. As you can see, it's hard to get an angle showing everything. There are three halibut (flat) on the right-hand side. I think there are at least 11 fish, a crab pot, and a net, and at the far end is a stylized human. Leading up the steps to the Duncan Law entrance are three more salmon on the side of the staircase, not attached to this standing sculpture. You have to walk around it to see everything. I like the jagged-edged sturgeon near the bottom. We have a lot of these interesting fish in the river here.

Who is the sculptor? I didn't see a name. Vern Wilson is one of the local sculptors who makes fish in metal, but I don't know if he or someone else made this one. Can anyone tell me?

Fish Sculpture at the Seafood Center, Astoria, Oregon
Fish Sculpture at the Seafood Center, Astoria, Oregon
Fish Sculpture at the Seafood Center, Astoria, Oregon
Fish Sculpture at the Seafood Center, Astoria, Oregon
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8 comments:

cieldequimper said...

Bl****** car, right there in the middle.

Jacob said...

Very cool, Sheryl! Not really my kind of "art," but it sure is interesting. Nice series!

B SQUARED said...

Looks nice. I hope no one walks into it by mistake.

Francisca said...

Public art, like any art, really, is such a personal thing, isn't it? I really like the metal fish and other objects, but the structure itself doesn't turn my crank. Not anything I would strike about, though. :-)

Don and Krise said...

Another interesting piece of public art. Ooh, I'd better not show my wife the halibut. She'll want some. ;-)

Hilda said...

I like this sculpture! I always like rusty metal sculptures, whatever they are. I know, I'm a little strange that way. I especially like the first photo because the shingles of the building are weathered. The combination is wonderfully textured.

VP said...

I always have some troubles to call this art and I wonder who was so unwise to pay for this disaster...
This guy probably even doesn't know what the word 'rust' means!

Clytie said...

This is perfect for the location! I'd love to see this place ... another place to visit when I go to Astoria!!!

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