VAC PAC FISH

Individual life cast sardines from Billingsgate fish market (LDN) cast in aluminum in Eindhoven (NL), vacuum packed at La Boqueria (BCN) and sold like hot cakes on the streets of Milan (IT). Truly a European project.

I love taking something very perishable and immortalizing it into something that will last and have value.

Vac Pac sardine
Vac Pac sardine
Lifecasting a sardine
Lifecasting a sardine

plaster mould

Pouring wax
Pouring wax
Cleaning wax fish
Cleaning wax fish
Bucket of fish
Bucket of fish
Wax 'Tree' of fish
Wax 'Tree' of fish

building the sacrificial element of lost wax mould

Pouring aluminium
Pouring aluminium
Packaging
Packaging
La Boqueria, Barcelona
La Boqueria, Barcelona

My local fishmonger in Spain, vacuum packing fish for us!

Milan street cart
Milan street cart

Modern fishwife street vending during Salone de Milano design fair

Wall of vacpac fish
Wall of vacpac fish

Milan

Bucket of Fish
Bucket of Fish