Size: 12″ X 9″
Material: Manzanita burl, bronze
Method: Carved, forged
When startled, a puffer fish will balloon up to appear larger and less palatable to potential predators. This sculpture started out as a piece of Manzanita burl that had an uncanny resemblance to an inflated puffer fish. Left mostly in its natural state, portions of the wood were carved and the fins and eye were welded out of bronze.