Monday, August 15, 2011

Artist of the Week: Ren Hathway

Some fish sculpture by Isles of Scilly-based artist Ren Hathway.

I saw some of these in the flesh, as it were, in Sophi Beharrell's gallery in Falmouth last week. They are very life-like. But what makes them even more amazing is that they are made entirely from recycled materials. Old bottles and other plastic refuse is melted into moulds and then the skin is built up with things like wet wipes and other discarded materials. Each fish is then hand-painted in exquisite detail. They retail at around £400-£500 a piece.

Ren earned his artistic reputation primarily as a bird artist but now works in a variety of media. Do visit his site here.

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