Ono Cycle #1
Ono Cycle #1
Ono Cycle #1
Ono Cycle #2
Ono Cycle #2
Ono Cycle #3
Ono Cycle #3
Ono Cycle #3
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Ono Cycle #3
Ono Cycle #1

Inspired by the Wahoo, or Ono fish, as it's known to some locals. About 28" long, copper & brass and silver solder.

Ono Cycle #1

I used a common glass marble for an eye and illuminated it from behind with an LED candle device.

Ono Cycle #1
Ono Cycle #2

Second in the series. Just trying differing methods of defining the shape and space and attributes of this type fish. No illuminated eye this time... I usually avoid doing the same trick twice.

About 23" long; copper & brass... and a glass marble.

Ono Cycle #2

Just a 'dramatic' shot to show off the teeth.

Ono Cycle #3

Third, and I think last, in the series. 

About 41" long; copper & brass... and a marble.

Ono Cycle #3
Ono Cycle #3
Ono Cycle #3

I experimented with a different approach to the teeth. Instead of hammering them out of sheet metal I drilled a bunch of holes in the sheet metal for the head, inserted a length of brass wire into each hole and then bonded them all to the inside of the jaws. So, while they do look a bit ragged and uneven, the illusion of actual teeth comes off good, I think.

 

And the eye... still using marbles but this time I used a lapidary wheel to grind and then polish the marble until only a fragment of the 'pupil' is left. This approach leaves the glass much more translucent and life-like.