As part of my house god series I wanted to make a sculpture of Oannes – a Babylonian God that is depicted as half man half fish and believed to have taught the ancient Babylonians everything they knew about farming, writing and science. The Dogons have similar Gods they call the Nommo. I spent a frustrating day trying to sculpt a convincing fish head in clay, and after five attempts I gave up and instead of the majestic Oannes emerged….
I am rather pleased with the koi. However, I have a cunning plan, and I now know how to make fish heads.
This is a link to some more House Gods