Vissen is a lang standing art project of Maroeska Metz. Starting in her late 20s she discovered her passion for making fish from old lead roof covering.

Nowadays we don’t look surprised when artists use waste material to make art. Sustainability and the rising consciousness of material life cycles make using waste a political statement.

However when Maroeska started her project it was not merely a political statement but rather a love for warn materials, materials with a history.

The beautiful weather beaten surface of the lead roof covering, inspiring her to make fish. Starting with a series of about 25 fish in the 1980s, she recently took up the fish making again and started a new series of 25 fish in March-April 2023.