Permit I

Chris Bladen Sculpture Permit Classic

Permit | Fish

Permit Fish I Bronze Sculpture

Trachinotus blochii

The holy grail of saltwater fly fishing, with an uncanny ability to disappear right in front of your eyes, permit is my favourite fish species. In form, character and unpredictability they offer a unique challenge for both fishing and sculpting.

Title: Permit I

Edition: 12

Size: 64 x 77 x 35cm

Material composition: Patinated Bronze on Oak Base

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I believe if you’re looking for subject matter to sculpt, it’s often what surrounds you on a daily basis that make the best subjects.

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