Featured Artist: Clark Mundy
Medium: Copper and Wood
From Clark Mundy:
I’m honored to be chosen as the featured artist for the 2013 Dungeness Crab and Seafood Festival, now in it’s 12th year here in my home town. I create hand-hammered copper sculpture ranging from 4” pendants to 54″ jumping salmon, weather vanes, fountains, finials, signs, large wall compositions—and Dungeness Crabs, of course!
Self taught, I hammer sheet copper freehand, heating and working each piece many times to reach the desired shape. A torched and/or traditional oxidized patina is most often finished with a tough automotive topcoat for outside placement.
My copper work is easily found in and around Port Angeles: The triumphant upstream journey of 21 salmon on the Landing Mall’s spiral staircase, a 10 foot copper fountain in the great hall of the Elwha Klallam Heritage Center, and a collaborative mixed-media piece in the Clallam County Courthouse all celebrate the return of the Salmon. My large copper masks adorn the buildings of the Jamestown S’lallam Tribe just east of Sequim. My 20’ copper and stainless-steel sculptural sign featuring local sealife lives above the entrance to the Feiro Marine Life Center on PA City Pier, which is open during the Festival. Go inside the Feiro to explore the touch tanks, learn about our nearshore and the Elwha River, and see my recent work, a floor-to-ceiling memorial story pole & bench created from cedar and copper.
You can find me on the web at www.coppersalmon.com, on facebook at www.facebook.com/clark.mundy, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or feel free to call me at 360-912-1193.
I love to bring my stump and hammer and demonstrate my craft in my festival booth, constructed from my own locally milled cedar. I hope to see you there!
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