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Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Art – Have you ever seen a metal fish with scales? Well, as I strolled past SHOCK-N-AWE at the Spring Best of the Northwest 2013 show, I was sure
the salmon on the wall was real! Steve
Nowicki, Owner and “welderguy” at Shock-N-Awe has a number of tricks up his
sleeves when it comes to working metal.
Making realistic scales on silver and copper salmon wall sculptures is
just one of them.
Steve lives and works on Whidbey Island. He’s happy to report that his shop is about
50 feet from home. He smiles broadly as he explains how he can stay out there
all day, dreaming and working on new designs. His moto is “Dream out loud.” I guess in his studio he can make all the
noise he wants.
His art pieces range from garden trellises to welcome
signs, crabs and a variety of beautiful salmon.
Steve has a wide selection of vases with long Pussy Willow branch-like
structures coming up from the base. Little
buds grow along the branches like they were buds ready to burst forth with fuzz,
yet you know it is not real. The primary
pieces are elegant and would be an eye catching central point in any room.