The Blue Tang is a member of a family of fish called durgeonfish. Covering a huge area, this animal can be fround from New York to Brazil. The word tang refers to sharp spines along each side which are said to resemble the scalpel of a surgeon. The artist captures the bright blues and stark blacks that make this species so recognizable and popular.
The basic frame of the wall fish is created using tin, which is powder coated as a black finish. The frame is reinforced using wrought iron wire along the inner edge. Capiz is an oyster shell and the primary purpose of the oyster is as a source of food. However, the by-product, the shell, can be used for decoration.