Sea Bass and Mackerel by Jason Sweeney
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This ambitious marine sculpture by Jason Sweeney is a truly remarkable piece which presents a dramatic vignette charged with all the dynamic power of nature at its most vital. Fashioned from sheet stainless steel, it depicts a diaphanous cluster of aquatic vegetation speared by the hulking form of an enormous sea bass as it rounds upon two hapless mackerel darting through the drifting foliage.
The impression of motion conveyed by the work is almost hypnotic, with the waving fronds of the vegetation seemingly frozen just for a moment - a testament to the skill of the artist, who manages to impart a lightness and buoyancy to the rigid metal that is utterly convincing. The three fish appear caught just before they’re about to spring back into frenetic motion, drifting weightless in an invisible current that Sweeney has conjured from the empty air.
About the Artist
Jason Sweeney came relatively late to sculpture, after honing his metalworking skills in his native Lancashire. A chance visit to Scotland and the River Tweed brought him the inspiration he needed to turn his talents to more aesthetic pursuits, and since then he’s been creating breathtaking wildlife sculptures for both public exhibitions and private commissions.
An avid devotee of country sports, the majority of Jason’s work features game birds and fish as its subjects, with the wild salmon being a particular favourite which Jason has made his signature piece over the years.
Items over £2,500: UK delivery, 7-10 working days – will initially be charged at £4.95. We will then contact you to discuss the shipping requirements of the individual piece and provide a quote for the final delivery cost.
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