Whimsical

Self-taught copper artist, Al De La Vega, has discovered

an artistic path that’s well coordinated with his sense of humor.

SawFish ©artist Al DeLaVega

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His diverse artwork is handcrafted from copper and enhanced

with various patinas creating one-of-a-kind hues in unique designs.

Tropical Fish  ©artist Al DeLaVega

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He shapes, bends, curves and tints the copper to conform to his minds images.

The finishes are worked and formed over time like fine wine becoming more beautiful with age.

Blue Tang ©artist Al DeLaVega

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He finds the finish is the essential component to every piece he creates.

He specializes in Florida sea-life and whimsical characters

that he creates in his mind which is filled with a huge sense of humor.

 

Pearly Fang Fish ©artist Al DeLaVega

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 When interviewed by the Sun Herald he was asked, “Why he creates such funny creatures?”

Without skipping a beat he quipped, “Life is too serious to take seriously.”

“If my artwork can make someone smile than I’ve accomplished what I’ve set out to do.”

Snook ©artist Al DeLaVega

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    • As a young teen he had helped my father – a plumber – with his jobs. A way of making points with his hopefully future father-in-law. : ) His creations are always his designs that seem to get more and more whimsical as times goes by. Glad you enjoyed, Gilly. Keep in mind that you can e mail me at any time for you own private blogger friends discount. I’m happy you like his artwork. Thanks : )

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