Whale Humpback Breaching Life Size Cold Cast Bronze
The Humpback Breaching is one of Foot’s largest pieces. It was done in 1974, and was installed at an exhibition in Cypress Gardens, Florida for two years. It then spent many years on the Big Sur Coastline of California, before returning to Australia in 2003. Since then it has been a major feature outside Foot’s gallery on Hamilton Island. The whale would be about the size of a juvenile humpback.
Made of cold cast bronze over a very heavy (25 mm thick) marine grade fibreglass core, it is made to last. Having been through two major cyclones since 2004, the lacquer suffered a few scratches from flying debris, but the whale fared very well. It has internal fasten down points, which are fixed to a concrete footing. It may be possible to produce a hot cast version, although the mould would have to be re made.