standing glass fish

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Frank Gehry’s Standing Glass Fish is housed in the conservatory outside the Walker Art Center. 

His description: 

“In Toronto, when I was very young, my grandmother and I used to go to Kensington, a Jewish market, on Thursday morning. She would buy a carp for gefilte fish. She’d put it in the bathtub, fill the bathtub with water, and this big black carp—two or three feet long—would swim around in the bathtub and I would play with it. I would stand up there and watch it turn and twist … and then she’d kill it and make gefilte fish and that was always sad and awful and ugly.” 

I think it’s a beautiful sentiment to bring the carp back to life through art.