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The Soul Fish Portal

The Soul Fish Portal

For quite some time now, I've been toying with the idea of getting a fish tank for the windowsill over the kitchen sink.

I am aware that this is not an idea position for a fish tank; also, after a mysterious incident with a previous fish tank, aspects swore they would never get a fish tank again.

What to do? AHA! Make a work of Modern Energy Art that has the right energy I am seeking/lacking/wanting on the windowsill! Why didn't I think of that earlier?

A painting? No, light needs to shine through it. A stained glass thing? Nice idea but the vibe is a bit too “churchy,” no matter what you do with stained glass.

How about a happy joyful friendly thing that makes me smile?

YES! That's what we want …

Now I could have made some fish, make casts, cast fish, but I really couldn't be asked to go through all of that. So I found some very happy, very colourful fish for my purposes. Fingers crossed! You never really know what you're going to get when you order from the Interweb, but on this occasion, I was delighted!


 Happy, happy little fish! Just what the spirit doctor ordered for this project!

 Happily, I have a partner who does wood turning. You have to cut out circular blanks to get started, and that leaves “portals” behind, that just beg to be used for … portals!

 Step 1 is to create a membrane for the portal on which to build what comes next.

 At this point, I decided to make a smaller test piece to see if my idea would work.


 My idea was to embed the fish in lots of holographic “angel hair” before pouring the resin over them, to trap air bubbles and for more shimmer. But it diffused the fish themselves too much for my liking, so I decided to cut back on the angel hair for the big one.

 Which took a LOT of resin to complete …



This made the portal very heavy indeed; but as it is square, it is also very stable.

 And … we have a happy portal through which you can look into another reality, where the happy soul fish swim and enjoy themselves …


 Hello portal! :-)

 And here, in its intended position:


Mens were very interested to view this, of course :-)

And there we have it. The Soul Fish Portal Modern Energy Art Sculpture Type Artefact!

Looking forward to enjoying this on many occasions in the future!

Silvia Hartmann, September 2020



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