|Gourd Koi #3 (orange) and #5 (black & white)
|All artwork and information (C) to Cara Bevan and Art from the Heart.
|Fish are as unique as they are diverse. There are several types of gourds that help me create them, along with epoxy clay, cedar wood for bases, and sheet plastic for the delicate fins.
Included in this gallery are other ocean creatures which include crustaceans, octopus, jellyfish, sea urchins, sea shells, etc.
The pictures below are just a sampling of what I've made and may not be available. Check my online stores to see what I have in stock. Every sculpture is handmade
and one-of-a-kind, so check often for updates!
Want to purchase a gourd animal? You can buy them directly from my online shop.
You can also order a custom made gourd animal by Contacting me.
|These two decorative sea urchins are made from canteen gourds. 6 and 8" wide.
|Gourd Fish #1 - Coalecanth. 8" long.
|Gourd Jellyfish #1. 12" tall
|Gourd Fish #2 - Asagi Koi. 6" long
|Gourd Fish #4 - Doitsu Koi. 10" long
|Gourd Octopus #4, "Edward Tentacles". 16" wide and deep, he's my second most involved gourd sculpture with 53 hours of work in him.
|Fish # 6, Large Goldfish. 12" long
|Fish are mostly gourd, with the gourd being the
entire tail, body, and head of the fish. I use clay
to sculpt the face and special plastic for the
waving fins. For fish with prominent scales, the
scales are also made with clay by hand. One
by one, and attached to the fish one at a time.
The Large Goldfish to the left is 3 gourds -
body and tail, head, and the hump on the back.
|Small fish are no larger than 5" long. They're made
with a single egg or bottle gourd with sculpted faces
and added fins. Their colors are inspired by real fish
colors I've researched online. Each is mounted on a
piece of cedar driftwood.
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|"Ocean Goliath", 18" tall hanging lamp to look like a seashell.
|"Full Aquarium", 19" tall. Acrylic painted gourd on a with a custom cut, swiveling base.
|Shiro Utsuri Koi and a Tancho Sanke