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    SCHOOL OF FOSSILIZED "FLYING" FISH
    Fossil Fish with Copper and Stone
    Artist: James Ivy

    In this unique sculpture combining fossils with copper, artist James Ivy has recreated an ancient scene of nine fossil fish of three different varieties from the famous Green River Formation in Wyoming. The fossils are elevated by solid 4-gauge copper rods and suspended by brass swivels allowing for free movement of the fish among the airwaves. The copper structure is cored into a 6 x 6 x 16 inch custom stone base, resembling the shale matrix of the fossilized fish. The prehistoric fish are 40 to 50 million year old fossils from the noted locality, and the artist has created a medium to bring them to life. The intriguing kinetic sculpture is designed to be housed in a protected area. This clean, refined and elegant full size fossil floor sculpture will add natural character to any environment.
    Overall Measurements: 50 inches in diameter x 74 inches tall (127 x 187.96 cm)
    Fossil Fish: 5.75 to 6.75 inches (14.6 to 17.1 cm) in length


    Estimate: $2,500 - $3,500.

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    Auction Dates
    September, 2014
    28th Sunday
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