I’m excited to be working on some new pieces, something I’ve always thought about, but new knew how to step forward. For many years, my son, a metal sculptor and guitar fanatic, have talked about collaborating and making a guitar together. Just never got around to it.
Then, a friend, who is on the board of a community art counsel and has a side business of refinishing stringed instruments, ask me if I’d like to embellish an electric guitar. This was my push forward. This is how it turned out.
I will post a picture when the finish is on and the hardware replaced. I know some of my friends (CTC) will want to know why I chose a fish, and why this fish. I am famous (or infamous?) for over-thinking EVERYTHING! I was inspired by “Music is as wide as the ocean, as deep as the sea, as ancient as the tides and it washes over me”. So, I knew I wanted it to have something water related. Then I thought about the guitar itself. It had to be something more flamboyant than an acoustic. So, after much thought, a beta seemed like a good choice. Alone, they are beautiful, but if you put two together, they become even more colorful and “electric”.