OOS Sculpture

The School of Fish

2018 / David Griesmyer / McConnelsville

School of Fish

The first installation added to the Ohio Art Corridor, a non-profit organization founded to promote and provide public art and tourism throughout the Appalachia region of southeastern Ohio, The School of Fish consists of three steel fish, rising 15-20 feet in the air, spanning a total length of 90 feet, and stabilized in the ground with several tons of concrete. The largest fish weighs over 2,400 pounds and is 24 feet long. The co-founder of the organization, David Griesmyer, is also the artist and sculptor of this piece. Crafted in his Malta-based workshop in 2018, each fish is unique in design, united through a red, orange, and yellow color scheme. Combined, they seem to be swimming along the Muskingum River.

This piece is located along Ohio Route 376 by the Muskingum River. It is across from the Morgan County Fairgrounds, near the boat launch.

County

: Morgan

Citation

: David Griesmyer, “The School of Fish,” Ohio Outdoor Sculpture , accessed October 19, 2021, https://oos.sculpturecenter.org/index.php/items/show/1738.

Title

The School of Fish

Description

The first installation added to the Ohio Art Corridor, a non-profit organization founded to promote and provide public art and tourism throughout the Appalachia region of southeastern Ohio, The School of Fish consists of three steel fish, rising 15-20 feet in the air, spanning a total length of 90 feet, and stabilized in the ground with several tons of concrete. The largest fish weighs over 2,400 pounds and is 24 feet long. The co-founder of the organization, David Griesmyer, is also the artist and sculptor of this piece. Crafted in his Malta-based workshop in 2018, each fish is unique in design, united through a red, orange, and yellow color scheme. Combined, they seem to be swimming along the Muskingum River.

This piece is located along Ohio Route 376 by the Muskingum River. It is across from the Morgan County Fairgrounds, near the boat launch.

Creator

Date

2018

Source

The Ohio Art Corridor: https://theohioartcorridor.org/
https://www.dispatch.com/news/20181118/metal-worker-hopes-art-draws-visitors-to-appalachian-counties
http://www.mchnews.com/news/ohio-art-corridor-expands-its-reach-of-exhibits/article_5d0b9672-c3b7-11e9-ae93-a337cb1b334d.html

Identifier

1738

Location City

Location County

Artist Notes

https://www.dgriesmyer.com/
https://www.facebook.com/griesmyer

Installation Date

2018

Creation Date

2018