Big Fish BLOG

Lifestyle of artist and sculptor Kevin Jenkins of CopperSculpture.com

By Kevin Jenkins

Where Is His Art?

Most of my large three-dimensional fish are hung in residences. With the advent of cathedral ceilings in most homes today, this seems to be the most popular place and just imagine Snapper or an eight foot Blue Fin Tuna hanging from your ceiling or how

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$575. Maryland Stripper with rod in all copper with my reduction technique color and clear coated. 47" wide

A Maryland Stripper in Ft. Myers ?

The question was once asked, Is it OK to have a Maryland Stripper in my home in Ft. Myers?  I thought to myself, why not?  If you like the stripper, then go for it!   The topic comes up often whether or not it would look

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$750. Purple Tail fish in copper. Approx. 42" X 42" and about 3 inches thick. Heat induced color and clear coated

Purple Tail Fish & A Lawyer

So many people that buy artwork generally don’t think about copyrights that the artist may have on a particular piece of work. At art shows attendees might not think twice about taking photo’s of the artist work. Some artist will say no photo’s please, others

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All copper. This sculpture was created around an ugly support pole in the kitchen of this home during an addition of a second story. Very cool

There’s A Banana Tree In Her Kitchen!

Several years ago I got a call from someone who had purchased a sculpture from me in the past. She said “I have a friend that needs some help with a pole in her kitchen” could you drive down and look at it.  Now at

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Homosassa, FL Lifestyle of Artist Kevin Jenkins of CopperSculpture.com

A Lucky Artist & Snippety Lifestyle

Living in Homosassa, FL is very laid back. When you move here, you decide that there is not more room for the snippety rat race. The closest I get to snippety these days is using my aviation snips. I love the sound of them gliding

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Created in copper and colored with my reduction technique this is about life size $325. Copyright protected

Coffee, Fans & Hammers

I’m really a creature of habit in many ways. I like to be at “work” in the studio by 7am but most days I go down the street to the river to check it out and have a cup of coffee at the bait house.

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I make many weathervanes, mostly water oriented, this one is 55" long and rides on a 1" stainless steel ball bearing, will last a lifetime and then some. Requires speaking about where you intend to mount it so I can fabricate the base. $2850. Copyright protected

Can This Copper Sculpture Go Outside?

Quite a few people want to know if a Copper Sculpture can be put outside while considering one for their home or business.  I get this question a lot, especially at art shows where I’ll speak with several hundred folks.  If its a half fish

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I make many weathervanes, mostly water oriented, this one is 56" long and rides on a 1" stainless steel ball bearing, will last a lifetime and then some. Requires speaking about where you intend to mount it so I can fabricate the base. $2850. Copyright protected

Which Direction is it coming from?

Weathervanes are something I really like doing. They can be whimsical or stylized reality and have a use other than just looking good. I take a lot of time in creating one of these Copper Sculptures and there is a fair amount of engineering in

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A great hammer

One of the interesting things about using your hands in your work is your hand tools. When being taught my Copper Sculpture trade, I learned to make my hammers, and I still do. It’s just a matter of necessity to make a hammer with a

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Art Shows

The first  art show I went to was typical of me then, sometime mid 1973. I had just come back to St. Petersburg Fl. my hometown from Mexico and got a call from someone I had met while at the Los Castillo in Taxco Mexico

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My Studio in southern norway

In 1994 my cousin came up from St. Pete. with a friend from Sogne Norway. I was still in the divorce to my first wife but had custody and Ernst asked me “Heh you should come to Norway” well I said ok and sent off

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Scallop season

This is a Scallop Sconce that I make and also several other sea shells. These sconces are two parts, one is the scallop itself the other is the wall mount, hinge point and light bulb assembly. These are hammered by hand from copper and have

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The QUEST And how to stay alive

We all have said ” I am going to do BLANK somehow someway” , right ? Well I had heard of a town in old Mexico that everybody worked copper. Its not that unusual as in many towns in Mexico they specialize in one particular

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