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Black Fantail

Janel Jacobson

2012    Size   H: 1.9 in  W: 4.4 in  D: 1.1 in  

In a private collection

The Center For Art In Wood of Philadelphia, PA hosted a dual exhibition: Hooked On Wood - The allure of the Fish Decoy, and - Life Aquatic. I carved four fish in response to the invitation to create pieces for the Life Aquatic exhibition. I enjoyed discovering what fish decoys are, and chose to use that interest to carve fishes, rather than following another inspiration source. Black Fantail was carved as the last of the series and is the most realistic and least like a decoy of the four fishes. The beautiful, black ebony was marvelous for carving. The eye inlay is horn and ebony.

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