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Art In Public Places - Hammerhead Shark

The City of Key West Art in Public Places Board announced today (12/13/02) the completion of its latest project, a new mural/sculpture at the Southernmost Waste to Energy Facility on Stock Island .

Local artist Dick Moody has created a large stainless steel hammerhead shark that has been mounted on a dark sea blue background on a 50’ x 8 ˝’ wall at the front of the facility.  The sculpture can easily be seen from College Road . 

The stainless steel’s natural reflective surface will pick up the sunlight, sky, and natural surroundings.  According to Moody, the sculpture will have a life span far outlasting any painted surface and is one of the largest sculptures of its kind in the world.

The Hammerhead Shark marks the third completed work of art at the Southernmost Waste to Energy Facility.  Artist Chod Stine created a large seascape mural on the building’s main wall, and Jea DeVoe produced a colorful mural depicting a scene from Gulliver’s Travels on a wall facing Gerald Adams Elementary School .

This project marks the latest creation from the City of Key West Art in Public Places Board.  The Board has been involved in numerous projects, such as the floor design of the new Spottswood Waterfront Park at Seminole St. by JT Thompson, a ceramic fountain being completed at the new Police Station by Jay Gogin, and a wave mural that will adorn the planters at the AIDS Memorial at the White St. Pier by Wally McGregor.

Shark 1


Shark 2



Shark 4


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