Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Dead Whale Exploded on Beach, The Netherlands
On July 10th, 2008, a 18 metres long life size sculpture of a sperm whale made from wood, aluminium and polyester lies on the beach of Scheveningenis. This gigantic state of the art was made by artist Zephyr (alias of Dirk Claesen) and is meant to promote the collection of the museum Muzee Scheveningen.
The sperm whale (Physeter Catodon) is the largest of all toothed whales, making them the Earth’s largest living carnivore and largest living toothed animal. The whale was named after the milky-white waxy substance, spermaceti, found in its head and originally mistaken for sperm