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

Steelhead Rising

Steelhead Rising

Pair of Kings

Pair of Kings

Return of the Kings

Return of the Kings

Long Live the Kings

Long Live the Kings

Chinook

Chinook

Sea Nettle Bloom

Sea Nettle Bloom

Sea Nettle

Sea Nettle

Tarpon

Tarpon

Small Mouth Bass

Small Mouth Bass

Large Mouth Bass Head

Large Mouth Bass Head

Chinook Triptych

Chinook Triptych

Walleye

Walleye

Speckled Sea Trout

Speckled Sea Trout

Heads and Tails

Heads and Tails

A pair of Kings

A pair of Kings

Three Kings

Three Kings

Rainbow Rising

Rainbow Rising

Walleye Heads and Tail

Walleye Heads and Tail

Large Mouth Bass Rising

Large Mouth Bass Rising

Marlin

Marlin

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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Chinook

20"x24" Available in other species