This is a monster fish that swims along the bottom of the pond cleaning up the mess left by other life forms. They know that they are low on the “Great Chain of Being”. It makes them grumpy. Never walk into a brackish pond without rubber boots or one of these monsters will gnaw your toes off. Pike monster fish get their name by coming into starbux and ordering a grande pike every single morning and being grumpy. The strong coffee is where they get their drab coloration.
Starfish wasting syndrome is a disease that attacks about 40 species of sea stars on the East and West coast of the US and Canada. It seems to be related to rises in water temperature. It causes lesions followed by fragmentation and death. It causes mass mortality and scientists have yet to figure out what exactly what causes it. I sometimes feel like I am wasting away when I can’t make new art. For about a three year stretch I had the luxury of making one or two new works a day. It honed the video card in my head to a razor sharp edge. It is the first time in my life I had so much time to put towards getting better. Now I make one a week if I am lucky. ;_; I can feel the pastel colored pixels dissolving into fizzy clouds and floating out of my ears into the void.
This is a peppermint fish. They taste and smell like a Christmas candy cane. Sharks like to eat them after a large meal. It helps abate their terrible fish breath. Red and green fish with fat chapped lips.
Eyespots are amazing. they are a pattern on an animal, insect or fish that evolved to confuse predators. They came about to draw a predators attention away from the most vulnerable part of a prey animals body and direct it to a less important part. This imaginary butterfly fish has an eyespot where the real butterfly fish has an eye. He swims around backwards in warm tropical waters stalking and eating butterfly fish.
Tropical fish float carelessly through warm clear waters dreaming of gentle things. They have Brian Eno’s Another Green World playing in their heads 24×7 and it makes them very relaxed. This is a red tropical fish from the side. His name is Jack. When he isn’t snoozing he is playing xbox-one with his shark friends online. Bright red and cyan have an amazing effect on your optic nerve. It vibrates. I first noticed this effect when looking and reading about Psychedelic Posters from San Francisco in the 70s.
When a fish kicks off they float motionless upside down. This fish was called Rocco. He passed away today from aquatic pneumonia. He left behind a wife and 37 children. His fins stretched throughout fish society. He met his maker at 12:29 PM on March 16th.
This is a Doug Stanhope fish. They are funny and they have the gift of gab but they have to light up a cigarette every 30 minutes or they go into nicotine withdrawal. Their fins start to shake and they get stressed and lightheaded. Sometimes they find it hard to cope because the airport is a no smoking environment so when they get to their destination they smoke an entire pack to make up for it. It is hard to believe that these fish don’t care that smoking is killing them, making their teeth yellow, giving them wrinkles and making them smell funny. They are sure that their constant persistent lung infection is probably fatal stage 4 small cell lung cancer but they keep smoking because it is easier than quitting.