Salmon - 2012
Inspired by many salmon fishing trips, Hamish has created this magnificent stainless steel and bronze Salmon sculpture which is sure to delight lovers of salmon fishing and country sports alike.
There is a mysterious quality to the salmon - folklore is full of stories about salmon making incredible journeys back to the place they were born, to spawn. Modern scientific tracking methods have found this to be largely true. They are often seen leaping high up river against the current.
Popular for its delicious meat and once considered a luxury, now it is widely farmed though wild salmon are still regarded as superior in taste and in appearance.
Hamish’s Salmon sculpture shows a strong, smooth, graceful fish held aloft by a contrasting pedestal representing a waterfall.
THIS SCULPTURE IN THE MAKING
One of my favorite pastimes is fishing, or sitting by a river, watching the world around me. Salmon 2012 was inspired by a large salmon we watched leaping while eating our lunch by the Brora river in Scotland. Sadly none of us managed to catch it! The salmon is cast into stainless steel rising from a cascade of bronze water.