thar she blows!

having waded through the rich tapestry of literature that is herman melville’s moby dick, and being generally enamoured by whales of all shapes and sizes, i was awed by the latest artwork of american artist, tristin lowe.  mocha dick is a colossal 52 foot long recreation of a real-life albino sperm whale that terrorized early 19th-century whaling vessels near mocha island in the south pacific.  the sculpture is a large-scale vinyl inflatable understructure sheathed in white industrial felt.  i love the barnacle details!

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3 responses to “thar she blows!

  1. What a wonderfully tactile sculpture.

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