Tuna art

Perhaps it’s a Takoma tuna?

The colorful, merry fish – constructed of wire and bottle tops and caps – came ashore on Willow Avenue in Takoma Park, Maryland.

We like to think of it as a tuna, but the Takoma Voice calls it the “legendary bottle-cap snakehead fish” and provides a better photo, too!

The fish made from just bottle tops and caps provokes thought about how much more we can reuse or recycle – and reduce altogether!

Another fish artist is Rik Nelson who devises a fleet of ever-changing, eye-catching fish art from post-consumer recyclables: “handmade from post-consumer recyclables – bottle caps, popcorn, cookie and candy tins, aluminum soda, beer and fruit juice cans, and plastic (from shampoo bottle, motor oil containers, yogurt cups, etc.).” The fish can be displayed indoors or out.

And last but not least, for those who love to go fishing with their own handmade equipment, here is how to make your own bottle-cap lure.

If you use plastic, be sure to recycle or reuse or dispose properly – so it doesn’t end up in the oceans.

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1 Response to Tuna art

  1. peteriri says:

    Excellent art. Coincidentally, the Maori word for eel is tuna – so here is some tuna art from New Zealand. http://unique-sculpture.com/2009/03/tawapou-eels/

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