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socket eye salmon

by Fred Conlon
Handmade
Recycled
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What A Catch!

Let your home decor swim against mainstream touches with Fred Conlon's charmingly prickly Socket Eye Salmon sculpture. Handmade from recycled steel and reclaimed tools, Conlon expertly composes each piece to capture the brilliant rusts and textures associated with wild salmon. A sushi enthusiast, Conlon soldered this piece as a striking homage to his favorite fresh-water catch. Each one-of-a-kind sculpture is so original and tastefully arranged, you won't even need to fish for compliments -- Rusty here, will do that for you. Handmade in Utah.

Due to the recycled and handmade nature of this item, each is unique and will vary.

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Handmade
Recycled
Item ID
19974
Made from
recycled steel, reclaimed tools
Measurements
Approx. 19-21" L x 9-10" W; 5 lbs.
Notes
Comes ready-to-hang. For indoor or outdoor use. 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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SOCKET EYE SALMON
 
5.0

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5.0

Love that salmon

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from Beaver, PA

About Me Love what's different

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  • Fun
  • Handmade
  • Recycled
  • Unique

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    • Great decor

    Comments about SOCKET EYE SALMON:

    This is going to look terrific wherever my son displays it: he is an avid fisher as well as a tinkerer. He really likes it. Can't wait to see where he decides to place it.

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    5.0

    Perfect gift for our steel anniversary..

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    from Long Beach, Ca

    About Me Bargain Shopper, High-end Shopper

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    • Steel

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      Comments about SOCKET EYE SALMON:

      I got this for my husband who is an avid fisherman and who is a one of a kind catch himself. I love it and so did he.

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      5.0

      Really Cool!

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      from Grasonville MD

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      • Unique

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        • Decor
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        Comments about SOCKET EYE SALMON:

        Really neat and unique. I hope my Dad will get a kick out of it.

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        5.0

        Very unique

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        from Jamestown, RI

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        Comments about SOCKET EYE SALMON:

        Just a very funny unique gift for the fisherman/mechanic that has everything

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