Monday, March 11, 2013

Mocha Dick by Tristan Lowe - Artists created 52-foot-long albino whale.

From GBlog:

Sure, Herman Melville’s Moby Dick is a famous tale, but have you heard of Mocha Dick? The male sperm whale that swam in the waters of Mocha, an island near southern Chile, was the real-life inspiration for the 1851 literary work. Described as being “white as wool,” the whale comes back his full glory in a sculptural piece crafted by Tristin Lowe. ..."


GBlog mentions that the whale has a skin of wool-felt and vinyl coated fabric. Towards the mouth of the creature the attention Lowe pays to barnacle detail and placement is amazing.

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