'SHARK' exhibit features jaw-dropping artwork
Exhibit to sink your teeth into
- Duration 3:27
- Date Aug 17, 2012
Exhibit to sink your teeth into
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Slough hey Brian thanks so much remember this guy being chased by -- great white in his kayak we'll seems like sharks are getting more daring than ever yourself.
Lot of people are wondering has anything changed what's going on joining me now is Richard Alice America's leading marine artist.
And ocean conservationist and -- -- the morning -- and so we seem to be talking more about sharks stories is there something that's changed.
And some places yes there are more and seals.
In that area of -- com.
And naturally -- would lead to the possibility.
Of the shark attacks -- sharks followed the -- that's what they eat they don't -- people as a rule.
But sharks follow the seals of this particular incident on Cape Cod.
Is predicated on the assumption that there are more seals there and therefore probably more sharks in the vicinity.
But in general if people were to just go in the ocean.
Down in Florida or somewhere else it.
Nothing's changed as far as how sharks are breeding or anything like that bill does notre as far as we know there's no -- in what sharks are doing people like to swim sharks are in the water.
That's going to be contact.
So people have this fascination with sharks I mean obviously a senior but also a fascination.
What's what they're up to you know are they really after humans are are they really after fish in the water and I guess you have had this fascination and now you're creating this exhibit -- -- the beginning.
Coming -- come up just a couple things to put -- at what happened.
Well -- call me from Florida and they said we're thinking of doing an exhibit about sharks and aren't.
And I thought to myself sharks and aren't there are only three sharp pain is that I can think what a Winslow Homer John Singleton Copley and me and from -- sharpening their.
So eventually we found I found out that there was an enormous number of objects being made by artists sculptors photographers filmmakers that we put into this exhibit them in Florida and -- turns out.
To be an enormous success people standing in lines waiting to get in this exhibiting Florida.
Because the exhibit explains the reality of sharks not that they are all out there waiting to kill us -- -- so what is the fascination for people is at the unknown about them.
Wouldn't say it is.
Mixology basically it is mythology and largely based.
On Peter -- -- -- Peter eventually wrote a novel that was fiction a lot of people assumed it was fact.
I'm never going in the water again they're giant sharks out there.
This from 1974.
Became the most influential mobile I think the most influential novel in American history it changed people's perceptions that change people's attitudes.
Still no people who won't go in the -- And I find it fascinating that even you dedicated your life to this topic.
We think that you wouldn't have enough to put an exhibit and you yourself for surprise I didn't know there was that much art.
I knew if we were gonna do photographs of we're gonna do shark attacks could be a whole lot of material but I didn't know that so many people.
Revered sharks to the point.
That they would make sculptures -- photographs make bronzes live sharks live golf bags sharks made out of rubber tires -- -- -- washing machines.
It's all a function of how -- trusted people are in -- And it doesn't have all that much to do with shark attacks very interesting and people can check out this exhibit it's been open since may it will go through January -- Richard Ellis thanks so much for your time and thank you --