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
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
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
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
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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