Judith Hoffman

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The Fish Who Swims in the Sky

Fish Who Swims in the Sea artist book made of metal and plexiglass by Judith Hoffman

The fish who swims in the sky, ©1993. 3.5 x 6 x 1.5 inches. Sterling silver, brass, plexiglass, coral, star fish, pearl. There is a blog post about death as inspiration here. It includes this book. SOLD.

The cover hinges up on two pieces of tubing that are achored on the back with tiny bolts. The first page is a sterling silver skeleton.

The second page is copper guts. The heart is a bead, mounted by a small piece of wire that passes through a piece of tubing soldered above and below the heart. There are brains, the heart and a stomach.

The last page is more copper guts with brains, lungs and intestines.

This is the inside back cover. I was thinking of this shape as the spirit of the fish.