You may or may not remember that I had been tossing around a design idea last summer for a Catfish project that the City of Rock Island is pulling together this year. I spoke with my old boss about the possibility of sponsoring me for the project, but the project was kindof put on hold for a while, and although I discussed my design with the project coordinator, I never formalized it with a sketch.
Welp, I got a call this morning from the project coordinator, and I’ve got two sponsors (going by the design idea) for a Catfish. So over the next month & a half (they are set to go on display sometime in May), I will be adding another huge project to my schedule, I’ll be calling him “Fisherman Swallowed Whole”. That’s as much of the design idea that you’re going to get right now, and here’s the statue:
You can click on him to see his specs, he’s 5 feet tall and 2 feet wide.
They will go on display throughout the city in May, and be auctioned off to the highest bidder mid-August. It will all happen similarly to the Frogs-A-Hoppin’ project for the City of East Moline, so of course I am hoping that my Catfish also brings in the highest dollar amount for the event. My Mosaic was top frog bringing in $4100 which was disbursed to the non-for-proft of the highest bidders choice!
Fun!! I will of course share the work in progress as I paint this one, and update with more information, links & such as they become available.