"With just a few strokes of the grinder's blade, Schodda is able to capture the power and awe of a salmon's return to it's origin, the patience and calm of the hunting heron or the beauty and wonder of a raptor's feather. 


Devoid of color and superfluous detail, yet rich in depth, nuance and movement, his work examines the core of our relationship with our natural surroundings."


— Anacortes Arts Commission 2018

Working primarily in metal, Schodda freehand draws the images of fish, birds, and feathers onto stainless steel with an angle grinder, using a technique he's honed over 25 years as a metal artist. The final result is a smooth to the touch, holographic image. As in their natural habitat the fish seem disguised in a watery medium — fading and reappearing as the light or viewing angle changes.



Each panel is an original, one-of-a-kind piece of art, made by me and no two are exactly the same. Because they are created to order, there are very slight variations in details such as the background, fin position, mouth shape or speckling.

Below are some examples of items you can now order direct from my web site. Be sure to click an image to see a larger view.

Scroll down if you're looking for multiple fish on a panel or a custom size or species.