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Rock Bass

Updated: Nov 26, 2023

Rock Bass

64" Tall x 20" Wide x 54" Long

Base 72" x 20"

600 lbs


Rock Bass II by Dale Lewis on display in Mason City, IA, Sculpture Walk 2021
Rock Bass II on display in Mason City, IA, Sculpture Walk 2021

Artist’s Fun Fact:

Rock Bass is made with a steel rod body and steel plate fins. The eyes are fused glass. The body is filled with fist-sized river rock. Once the steel has rusted to a nice patina, I treat it with a coat of linseed oil. This treatment gives the steel a dark wet look and makes the rocks look polished.


At 54" long he’s an impressive fish. Rock Bass are real fish, not just the title of a sculpture made with rocks. On the stretch of a small river that I grew up on, it was the only fish I could catch that was big enough to eat. For me, it was the prize.


Rock Bass II by Dale Lewis


This sculpture is for sale and is available for lease.


Meet the Artist!


Award-winning artist Dale Lewis, is passionate about recycling and art.


Since 2010, Dale has created nearly 150 large-scale sculptures from scrap metal and found objects at his home workshop in Hastings, MN.


When asked about his art, Dale says, "My hobby has become a full-time obsession. There's no turning back now - this is what I want to do when I grow up!"



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