Last weekend I was driving up Highway 116 to Sebastopol on my way to Foo Camp 2007, when I came across an odd fisherman riding a fish sculpture at the entrance to the town. Naturally I parked the car and shot some photos. It turns out that this a new installation by Patrick Amiot, an urban folk artist who lives in Sebastopol with his wife and fellow artist Brigitte Laurent. You can see more of their work on their website.
Patrick Amiot is the same artist who created the wonderful glowing-eye “Tarsier” sculpture that sits out in from of the O’Reilly Media headquarters in Sebastopol. The Tarsier is O’Reilly’s familiar mascot.
Patrick’s wonderful sculptures can be found all over Sebastopol, especially on Florence Avenue. Last year my friend Rich Gibson shot a video of some of the art on Florence Avenue, including a bunch of sculptures by Patrick Amiot and Brigette Laurent.
UPDATE: Here are some photos I shot of Patrick Amiot sculptures on Florence Avenue in Sebastopol.