ORIGINAL STAINLESS ETCHINGS

"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.

 

Chinook

Chinook

24" x 8" $195 Available in other sizes and species.

Steelhead Rising

Steelhead Rising

16" x 16" $275 Chasing baitfish or fly. Available in other sizes and species.

Pair of Kings

Pair of Kings

14"x 30" $350 Available in other sizes and species.

Return of the Kings

Return of the Kings

48"x 30" $1100 Available in other sizes and species.

Long Live the Kings

Long Live the Kings

60"x 20" $975 Available in other sizes and species.

Chinook

Chinook

20"x24" $225 Available in other sizes and species.

Sea Nettle Bloom

Sea Nettle Bloom

24"x 24" $350 Available in other sizes and species.

Sea Nettle

Sea Nettle

16"x 12" $150 Available in other sizes and species.

Tarpon

Tarpon

12"x 30" $250 Available in other sizes and species.

Small Mouth Bass

Small Mouth Bass

10"x 24" $195 Available in other sizes and species.

Large Mouth Bass Head

Large Mouth Bass Head

7"x 7" $55 Available in other sizes and species.

Chinook Triptych

Chinook Triptych

40"x 30" Custom pricing Triptych on stainless Available in other sizes and species.

Walleye

Walleye

24"x10" $225 Available in other sizes and species.

Speckled Sea Trout

Speckled Sea Trout

24"x8" $195 Available in other sizes and species.

Heads and Tails

Heads and Tails

7"x 9" $95 Available in other sizes and species.

A pair of Kings

A pair of Kings

12"x 30" $325 Available in other sizes and species.

Three Kings

Three Kings

36" x 18" $500 Available in other sizes and species.

Rainbow Rising

Rainbow Rising

16"x 16" $275 Rainbow Trout chasing fishing fly. Available in other sizes and species.

Walleye Heads and Tail

Walleye Heads and Tail

7"x9" $95 Available in other sizes and species.

Large Mouth Bass Rising

Large Mouth Bass Rising

16"x16" $300 Chasing baitfish or lure. Available in other sizes and species.

Striped Marlin

Striped Marlin

24"x30" $550 Available in other sizes and species.

Most of these pieces have been sold, but I can recreate any of them in a size or species to fit your needs. Each piece is handcrafted individually, by me. Please contact me to get started on an order!

HOLOGRAPHIC

by nature

My process of etching (or burnishing) the metal results in an image that appears to move and change as your eyes rove across the artwork. Each piece is unique as they are done by hand using a technique I have honed over 25 years of metalworking.

© 2019 Graham Schodda All Rights Reserved

Bellingham, Washington

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Steelhead Rising

16" x 16" $275 Chasing baitfish or fly. Available in other sizes and species.