Dale Evers "The Art of Fly Fishing"
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Inspiration is the mother of creativity. My passion for fly fishing spilled over into my sculpture when I realized the potential for creating whimsical wonders out of bronze, glass and steel.
It was tying flies on steroids. I have been a fly fishing junkie my entire adult life. Wading into a remote river with my fly rod in hand is pure nirvana.
The trickiest part of fly fishing is selecting the right fly for the right situation. The same is true with sculpting a mixed media fly sculpture. Exotic hand-made glass combined with bronze, steel and enriched blacksmithing techniques produced amazing patterns of my imagination.
For a moment, while working on “Fly Sculptures”, I became an abstract artist. The flies became, well, kind of crazy, out of control and wild in their composition.
The fly fishing body of work represented a burst of creativity. I went berserk for about three months in 2009. I ended up with about a dozen piec
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