Follow the gator!

Posted on July 07, 2015

This summer is all about the Alligator at Geoffrey Smith Galleries. 

Geoffrey Smith is currently sculpting a lunging 12 foot alligator, the apex predator of the swamps. Images of Mr. Smith's progress and a rare behind the scenes look into sculptors studio, methods and process are posted on our website, weekly.

 

Starting from a taxidermy model taken by Geoffrey during the 2013 season from Lake Okeechobee and mounted with the assistance of Ricky Lightsey, Mr. Smith overseeing the shaping and positioning. 

This model will be faithfully recreated using styrofoam, clay and plaster then finally cast in bronze. A pair of fleeing Great Blue Herons will be added to the final sculpture to show the Circle of Life in the Everglades, and to make this a truly iconic Florida Monument.

The images below will be updated on a daily or weekly basis over the next several weeks. Please follow us on Facebook as we will announce and update when new images have been uploaded.

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