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fish lawn sculpture

by Fred Conlon
Handmade
Recycled
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Surf and Turf

This fish is one of the friendliest sculptures you'll ever meet. Handmade from new and recycled parts, his mouth is wide enough to use as a planter, recycling container, or just as a fun, striking room accent. The fish's body is made from a modified oil canister, his fins from pieces of hand-welded sheet metal, and his eyes from real machine screws. Your home or garden will never be the same once this friendly fish comes to play. Designed and handmade by Fred Conlon in Utah.

Click here to view a video of how Fred Conlon creates his art!

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  • details
Handmade
Recycled
Item ID
15406
Made from
recycled steel
Measurements
18" L x 14" W x 15.5" H
Notes
This item is intentionally designed by Fred Conlon to develop a rust patina outdoors. If the rust is not desirable, the artist recommends a clear spray paint like rust oleum or krylon.
  • the maker
Fred Conlon

Fred Conlon

Raised in Colorado, Fred Conlon lives now in Salt Lake City, Utah, where he makes garden sculptures out of recovered objects. For his helmet sculptures, he uses real recovered World War II helmets. "It is very satisfying to transform something once used in war into a peaceful garden decoration," he says. His work has been featured in Niche Magazine, the Salt Lake Tribune and HGTV. What would he be if he weren't an artist? "Happy...just kidding!" he answers. "I can't imagine doing anything else."

Click here to view a video of how Fred Conlon creates his art! collection

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FISH LAWN SCULPTURE
 
4.3

(based on 23 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (1)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (17)
  • Easy set-up (7)
  • Weather proof (7)
  • Unique (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Garden (19)
  • Back yard (14)
  • Front yard (14)
  • Decoration (13)
  • Porch (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (11), High-end shopper (8), Budget shopper (3), Stylish (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (10)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (3)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

comes without instructions

By 

from monsey, new york

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design

Cons

  • Fins Pressed Down On Fish

Best Uses

  • Back Yard
  • Decoration
  • Front Yard
  • Garden

Comments about FISH LAWN SCULPTURE:

Hard to get information as to how fins can be pulled up, came pressed down on fish - recipient afraid to pull up & took speaking to three different people to find out you can pull them up without breaking

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
  • Other
  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
  • Anniversary

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Looks good out of thebox

By 

from Boston, MA

About Me Budget Shopper

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Back Yard
    • Decoration
    • Front Yard
    • Garden

    Comments about FISH LAWN SCULPTURE:

    It came out of the box all shiny silver with the fins folded down. Seems like there is a thin coating of oil on it to prevent rusting. We are going to try either clear powder-coating it or spraying it with some kind of varnish to delay rusting because it looks so great.

    Great gift for a very hard to buy for man who loves to garden.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Father
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or Hanukkah

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Fish arrived damaged. Don't buy!

    By 

    from Medina, Ohio

    About Me Midrange Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about FISH LAWN SCULPTURE:

          The fish would have been great except that it arrived damaged. Uncommon Goods bent all the fins flat to fit in the box. Their policy is that the customer pays for returns regardles of reason. I understand if you just want to return product if one has a change of mind; but for not for damanged goods. Product would be rated higher if packaged properly.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Wife
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Christmas or Hanukkah

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Personality Plus

          By 

          from Santa Ana, CA

          About Me Midrange Shopper

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Back Yard
            • Decoration
            • Front Yard
            • Garden

            Comments about FISH LAWN SCULPTURE:

            Adds personality to the garden.

            Service and delivery comments:

            Did not like that the fins were bent down to hug the body for shipping. I realize this is done to "fold" the fins in to make it smaller and therefore less to ship, but I didn't like having to bend the fins back up. Wasn't sure whether I would break them off, plus the fins are now a little bit crooked (but it can be seen as it adding more personality).

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Other
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Christmas or Hanukkah

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            5.0

            Too Flippin' Funny - Got to Love Fish!!!

            By 

            from Canton, NY

            About Me Midrange Shopper

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Hilariously Attractive
            • Unique Statement Piece
            • Weather Resistant

            Cons

            • Easily Stolen
            • Residue on the product

            Best Uses

            • Decoration
            • Front Yard
            • Garden

            Comments about FISH LAWN SCULPTURE:

            I'M HOOKED (pardon the pun). This rascal is adorable. I ordered for a gift and now I want one! Only warning is that due to manufacturing process there is a bit of icky dark residue on it that won't be noticed out doors (and will probably wash off in the rain) but didn't make so good for a "winter" time gift.

            Still I LOVE IT!

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            4.0

            Great, exactly what you see!

            By 

            from New Hope, PA

            About Me Midrange Shopper

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Decoration
                • Front Yard
                • Garden

                Comments about FISH LAWN SCULPTURE:

                The fish lawn sculpture arrived and was exactly as it was pictured. My father loved it and can't wait to add it to his garden. It was so well packaged that not a fin was out of place!

                Comment on this review

                 
                4.0

                Garden frog

                By 

                from Ralrigh

                About Me High-end Shopper

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Weather Resistant

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Back Yard
                  • Decoration
                  • Front Yard
                  • Garden
                  • Planter

                  Comments about FISH LAWN SCULPTURE:

                  Very cute!!

                  Comment on this review

                   
                  5.0

                  Great fun!

                  By 

                  from Ontario, Canada

                  About Me High-end Shopper

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attention getting
                  • Humourous
                  • Unique

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Back Yard
                    • Decoration
                    • Garden

                    Comments about FISH LAWN SCULPTURE:

                    I know it's supposed to rust but I like it clean so I'll be clear coating it before I give it away. It just makes me smile, I love it. We're giving it to a friend that's retiring, who owns a cottage and does a lot of fishing and gets fish mounted too. So he will get a real kick out of it. I'm tempted to keep it but it's a great gift so I'll have to part with it.

                    Comment on this review

                     
                    5.0

                    Cute

                    By 

                    from canada

                    Verified Buyer

                    Comments about FISH LAWN SCULPTURE:

                    Very cool garden sculpture more unique and creative then what you would find anywhere. Giving as a gift and I know they will love it!:) Great and fast service thank you:)

                    Comment on this review

                     
                    4.0

                    I'm not the only big mouth!

                    By 

                    from Fort Wayne, IN

                    About Me High-end Shopper

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Weather Resistant

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Back Yard
                      • Decoration
                      • Front Yard
                      • Garden

                      Comments about FISH LAWN SCULPTURE:

                      It's so odd an yet so versatile, I haven't yet decided where it's going to stay. Empty? planted? on the left ot on the right -- in any case it brings a smile to my face!

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