Andrew Ward’s gallery shop is now open at GaleriaOceano.com. with an assortment of Fish mugs, beach towels, placemats, and shirts, with more to come.
Andrew is on hiatus from making new Fish, but there is a large stock available for purchase. Please contact us if interested.
Contributing Artist for Children’s Show Pilot
“The Adventures of Catty Wompus” was filmed on the Westside this summer. A set was built to look like the inside of a sandcastle. 57 of Andrew’s Fish were installed on the walls of the sandcastle. For more information about the show, here is an article from the Santa Cruz Good Times.
Many Hands Gallery, Capitola, CA
School of Fish “finstalled” at Many Hands Gallery in Capitola, CA in the “Surf and Sand” show.
Andrew Ward Art Fish website
I have just launched a new website for my Art Fish, at www.andrewwardartfish.com.
Santa Barbara Arts
Salmon, Tuna, Mola Mola, Garibaldi, Cabezón, and Humphead Wrasse, Fresh Out of the Kiln
All of these fish are $500/each and available now. Please contact me at the email address to the right if interested.
Tuna and Permit fresh out of the kiln. Tabbed and museum-wired, suitable for hanging indoors. Ready for market!
Today’s Fish in Progress
This is a mock-up of a sculpture I hope to place in a jazz club or juke joint.
Mosaic Hot Tub
I designed and built this mosaic hot tub from the ground up in my backyard in downtown Santa Cruz.
The hot tub was designed and initially built for a sculpture seminar class at UCSC in the early 90’s, taught by Rick Soss.
The structure was built of steel and concrete block (thank you Jay Howe, Bruce Malley, and Barton Cline). It is 6′ deep, and features an ergonomically-engineered, cantilevered seat, making it possible to submerge oneself into the cavern beneath the seat. Monumental art is cool (no, hot).
Kings Creek, 220 Mountain Hermon Road, Scotts Valley, California. 3′ x 25′ mosaic mural commissioned by George Ow Jr., on behalf of the Ow Family, for the retaining wall at the entrance of King’s Village Shopping Center. Designed, rendered, and installed around eight steel, rainbow trout created by fabricator/artist Darren Forbes. My wife Dori assisted. Time to install: 28 days.
Santa Cruz Harbor
Business as usual at the harbor, with a twist. Is that an anchor next to the half model of Merlin? Yep. Now I’m represented by the harbor I grew up sailing in. How cool is that? Thank you Harbor staff.
The Anchors I’ve been working on were made while I reread the first book of C.S. Forester’s Hornblower series, Mr. Midshipman Hornblower. They come from personal experience and my interest in maritime history.
I’ve been presenting them to the owners of my favorite restaurants (especially ones within sight of the water) in the hope that they be hung where they are visible to the public. So far, as you can see from previous posts, there is one in Davenport, and one on the wharf in Santa Cruz.
My wife Dori and I are in the process of creating an online shop, which will be up soon. The two Anchors pictured are available for $250 each plus tax. This is my I.P.O. (initial private offering) to friends and visitors to my portfolio.
If you are interested please contact me. Thank you.
Anchor installation, Olitas Bar and Grill, west wall
Ceramic anchor hung at restaurant on the wharf overlooking Steamer Lane.
A place of honor between the Grand Marnier and Hornitos, and it wasn’t even my idea. Thank you Steve.
Steamer Lane firing outside the window.
Whale City Bakery, Davenport, CA
Ceramic anchor: Philippine mahogany, natty cordage. This is one of a series of eight. Created in my studio in December, 2012.
Fish mobile: Ceramic rockfish schooling beneath a giant plywood Coho salmon
Concrete, steel, beach pebbles. 12″ x 5″
These rockfish were a transition. Concrete has been my medium since the 1980’s, however it’s too caustic. The mud fish series allowed me to refine my chops and render forms with often-leftover materials from other work-related projects. They seem clunky to me now, but were a valuable experience.