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PalmerStephenI was born in Berkeley, California and raised by a poet and a painter, so it was in my blood to become an artist. One of my earliest memories is of my mom painting by the ocean, using our car as an easel. Even though, over the years I have worked in a variety of materials, I recently came back to the ocean in the form of mixed media fish.

 

Most fish start with a vintage crutch, are given a tail and fins before they are filled with antique items and found objects.

Historically, crutches symbolize pain and healing. The use of crutches for my fish represent what is being done to the oceans and the fish of the world. I reuse items that might otherwise be tossed aside. It’s my hope that these recycled fish will lead to a better understanding of the harm we do by throwing things out while bringing pleasure and humor to its owners.

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Although the event is still the third week in July Fair days have changed to Thursday through Sunday  Please join us for the 2018 Art Fair Thursday July 19 – Sunday July 22! “Diversity, Live it on South U.” Located on the south edge of the U of M campus, the South University Area is […]