The Friendly Fish is a name I have given to my
website for many reasons. I have included a few of these reasons
in this section. At first, the title may seem to be irrelevant
to the content, so this page is meant to be an introduction. I
hope that is helpful.
First, the name is a title that best describes
my intentions and attitude towards visitors to my website. I am
a friendly and open person but only to a point, much like one
fish may be friendly towards another. There is very little in
the way of “bear hug” friendship, but much in the form of
curiosity and the pleasure of swimming around another for a
moment - like fish. My hope is that you will find some time to
swim through this website!
Second. Water, the home of a fish, is a
description of the overall composition - I think of this site
like a body of water. Visitors can swim on the surface or can go
as deep as they like. The work here ranges from comfortably
simple to deeply personal.
I have included on the sight work from many
areas that I am interested in. The hand engraving work I do
touches many people. I feel so privileged to be able to
personalize items for others. Over my 16 years as an engraver, I
have engraved tens of thousands of items for loved ones, proud
achievers, and memorials for some who have passed on.
Also on the site is artwork. Although all of the
work has an important esthetic component, some pieces go deeper
into the subtle nature of what I find most fascinating in life.
My brother recently described me as a deep box, and that I am
forever determined to learn of all the contents. I guess that
this website is an inventory of a the things that I have found
Third, I have intended The Friendly Fish to be a
symbol of all that I would like to reflect out into the world.
The fish, water, color, value, design, mobility etc. are all
symbolic and have a purpose. I have done my best within the
confines of media, to reflect into the world, all that I would
like the world I live in to be. I will leave it as simple as
that, and let any curiosity the visitor has explain the rest.