Steve Palmer uses vintage items and memorabilia. He forages for old wooden crutches, which serve as armatures and which outline each fish. Fillers and layers are ping-pong paddles, old pencils, crayons, nails, and nostalgic empty small toy boxes. Dorsal and posterior fins are spatulas, pancake flippers, BBQ forks, screwdrivers and tools, cut and grated expandable rulers, not to mention drill bits. He says that his fish represent what humans are doing to the oceans, and what the objects ingested by fish and other ocean creatures are doing to pollute the waters of planet Earth. His sculptures should provoke thought, discussion, and change human behavior.