More about: Sophie Thompson
Category: Fishing - Antique
Contemporary Metal Fish Sculpture.
A fantastic life sized sculpture of a salmon made from metal. The fish's scales have been created by welding the scale design onto the body of the fish and then grinding the tops off. This is a very unusual sculpture by Sophie Thompson. The fish has two loops on top for hanging.
Sophie graduated from Exeter College of Art and Design (Plymouth University) in 1992. She creates these marvellous animals from recycled materials. For example scythes can become birds tails, chains – shaggy coats for goats and hedge cutters – crocodile teeth. She is particularly interested in capturing movement.
Sophie mainly works to commission but does exhibit throughout the region. Past commissions range from a life size rearing horse, domestic and exotic creatures and mythical beasts.