I first heard about this talented Daufuskie Island artist from my Dad who has been traveling to Daufuskie Island for work for over 20 years. We would drive by Mr. Allen's house and my Dad would say "that's the iron man...he can make anything you want." Since 2001 Chase Allen has been creating works of art inspired by the lowcountry for students at Daufuskie Island Elementary School to decorate and the result is a collection of whimsical, colorful hand-crafted ornaments.
For the past four years, Chase Allen of Iron Fish Art has provided over 500 hand-cut fish ornaments for students to decorate. The ornaments are donated to the staff of Volunteers in Medicine, who glitter, wire and package the colorful artwork for sale at $10 each. Allen has been creating iron fish, mermaids and crab sculptures on Daufuskie since 2001, and his work has been featured in national publications including Coastal Living and Southern Living.www.ironfishart.com can find the same creative tokens of island life online–but with a slightly more modern payment platform. These signature handmade aquatic decorative sculptures come individually stamped, signed, dated and cleverly gift-wrapped in market paper for guaranteed freshness. Not to worry, interior design tips are included. Ideal gifts for any occasion, these iron fish sculptures are more than works of art; they're mementos of the simple life–flown in fresh from an island untouched by time.