Big Fish - CODAworx

Big Fish

Submitted by Laura Fisher Huck

Client: Great American Restaurants

Location: Gaithersburg, MD, United States

Completion date: 2014

Artwork budget: $84,000

Project Team


Laura Fisher

atelier HuckFisher


Leon Chatelain

Chatelain Architects


John Gable


Alex Crawford



Great American Restaurants have twice commissioned artist Laura Fisher to build 3D colorful fish to feature in the entrance of their Coastal Flats restaurants. The first project, in collaboration with Chatelain Architects, is installed in Tysons Corner, VA. The second, in collaboration with Street Sense, is in Gaithersburg, MD. They are made from hand painted aluminum and range from 3 to 8 ft in length.


It was essential that the sculptures, murals, lighting...everything! together within the entryway space of the restaurant.


Everybody was on the same page: color, exuberance, fun, and easy installation.

Additional Information

I pay homage to fish with every sculpture I make. They are incredible animals. Hopefully we humans will apply sufficient conscientious conservation so they will continue to flourish. Some of the sculptures are based on real fish and some are just an exuberant expression of admiration for a fellow species.