Here’s a thought completely out of left field: what if a carver did an interpretation of a Blowfish that actually looked like – well, a Blowfish
? That’d be just crazy. Actually, that’d be an example of the unique thinking processes of hot carving iconoclast, Dan Mustran, and I find both the idea and the reality to be refreshing.
As an avid scuba/ technical diver, I can tell ya from experience that ‘sleek and slender’ aren’t the first physical attributes which come to mind, when a blowfish is in the hand. Almost as wide as it is tall, displaying splendidly shaped, asymmetrical panels (a wickedly executed ridge on the lower left), as well as an amiably cool “OK, ya got me, what now?” attitude, this isn’t exactly your garden-variety fugu, and Mustran fans wouldn’t have it any other way.
--R. ‘Bear’ Graves