Traveling is always a way for me to find new ideas and see things out of context.

On my last trip to Venice I found these fish columns at the Venice Fish Market and was inspired by the way designs fit into other objects. Like a 3D collage, everything is mixed together, adding layer upon layer.

Venice Fish Columns

Fish Columns from the Venice Fish Market

Then I went home and painted fish as though they were part of a tapestry of colours and designs.

Fish Detail

Fish Detail

For more details about the fish columns you can see the article that I wrote for Italian Notebook.

http://www.italiannotebook.com/art-archaeology/fish-columns/