Monday, October 24, 2011

Victor - getting there!

Feeding Bull Shark, screen shot from Saturday's dive - click for detail

Remember the strange contraptions?
Yes they were indeed molds - but not for the company logo!
Instead, they were for the rear end of a Bull Shark, seen here in red wax on the left hand side of the pic!

Enter Victor Douieb, sculptor of Sharks and passionate Shark diver.
Visitors of DEMA 2010 may remember him from the Unexco booth where among several others, he was proudly showcasing his sculpture of Cristina balancing one of her Sharks. I like the man, his artwork and his philosophy and when he told me that he was going to sculpt a feeding Bull Shark, I was eager to assist in any way I could.
We've been e-mailing back and forth ever since.

Victor is a perfectionist and progress has been slow.
You can follow it when scrolling down on his Facebook page, from the first lump of clay in August and the entire animal at the end of that month all the way to the cast in wax and finally, the big metal sculpture fresh from the foundry below. The pictures Victor is consulting are screen shots from the Shark Dive and I am proud to say that the end result very much resembles one of the Beqa Sharks!

Keep following Victor on his wall as he applies the final touches to his latest masterpiece!

I say: this is something that should grace the board room of a Fiji-loving Shark NGO - or even better, said NGO should donate it to BAD!

Mind you, just a hint! :)

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