Imagine seeing a great white shark with large jaws on the beach. That should both be a terrorizing but also a delightful experience if you later knew it was only a large piece of rock with a spray paint graffiti! That’s precisely the experience of the beachgoers at the Palolem Beach in South Goa, India. What a fantastic experience the artist Jimmy Swift gave them!
Hailing from America, the artist Jimmy Swift noticed the perfectly shaped rock. To his creative eyes, it looked like the head of a great white shark! Needless to say, he was inspired by the film “Jaws” to create a horror-like experience for the beachgoers.
Jimmy Swift painted the great white shark in March 2015 and now recalls:
“When I first saw this rock, it looked like a perfect place for a great white. It’s truly amazing how mother nature can carve out such a perfect shape.”
Now, Jimmy Swift has transformed the rock using spray paint into a graffiti, the inspiration of which was from the film “Jaws.” It has now become an icon in South Goa, India.
“[It was] the hardest thing I’ve ever painted. I was literally beat[en] up by the waves and rising tide and forced to stop before it was finished.”
Continuing, Jimmy recalls:
“I could have done better, but between the blowing sand and wind, splashing waves, burning hot sun and the fact I’ve never painted a shark before or painted on a 3-dimensional surface like a rock; I think it turned out OK. When I first saw this rock, it looked like a perfect place for a great white. Hopefully, it doesn’t scare the crap out of people! This was inspired by the movie posters from Jaws…. A movie that scared the crap out of me when I was a kid!”
Jimmy Swift was a graffiti artist that has traveled to more than 90 countries for 15 years now. He contributes a piece of his art wherever he goes.
Now, the great white shark graffiti has become a viral photo-op for swimmers.
The Jaws-inspired great white shark was not only Jimmy Swift’s nature-themed graffiti art. He has also transformed another rock into this bushy-haired elephant with the clever use of spray paint.
Of course, people loved his fantastic realism-inspired artworks!
Source: Jimmy Swift