Monday, November 26, 2007

Alanna Baird

We're all trying to do our bit for the environment, but Ottawa artist Alanna Baird is taking it one step further -- taking old, tin can lids or recycled scrap copper -- and making them into the most beautiful fish sculptures imaginable. All of the tin comes from the community, and Alanna often finds little packages of lids tied to her doorknob, cleaned and left there by people she doesn't know, ready to be transformed into perfect fish scales. More recently, Alanna has started using scrap copper in her sculptures, which means they can be used and left outside. Here are a few photos of Alanna's remarkable fish --the first two are made from recycled tin lids; the last is made from recyled scrap copper. Hope you find them as beautiful as I do, and if you're interested in contacting Alanna or viewing more of her work, she's reachable through http://www.tinfish.ca/





6 comments:

Neutral Dwelling said...

The copper finish is lovely! What a clever idea!

Jennifer said...

Hi ND. I love this finish, too. Check out the bottlecap eyes!

Peep said...

Thanks for sharing this! The fish are amazing, and I love it when artists take the time to rethink mundane objects like tin can lids.

Jennifer said...

Hi Peep. I agree with you completely. Imagine using tin can lids to make fish scales!

BumbleVee said...

they are beautiful.... love the copper one.

All Things Bright and Beautiful... said...

now these fish are very groovy :-)