"A Tribute to the Oyster Tonger"
Calvert County, Maryland
Created by Toby Mendez, "A tribute to the Oyster Tonger" was Charles' first fountainworks design with another artist.. Dedicated in 1994, the monument is located at the entrance of Annmarie Gardens.
In addition to water cascading from the culling board, water appears to be draining off of the Tonger's latest catch. Working at the foundry and job site Charles installed a pumping system that created the effect that Toby was seeking ... bringing his sculpture of the tonger, an oyster fisherman, to life. The inset image below shows Charles and his father installing in the fountainworks as a crane suspends the sculpture.