Have you ever thought "How did he do that"? Here you get to follow a sculpture from the concept to the finished bronze.


The "Everglades Gator" was inspired on the banks of Lake Okeechobee in 2013. After a confrontation with a 13' bull gator, Geoffrey had the idea to create a life-size Florida Alligator in bronze so others could experience an up-close encounter with one of our native reptiles.

Creating the Foam Armature

Sealing the Armature

Adding the Clay

Sculpting the Gator

The Gator at the Foundry 

The Everglades Gator

Gallery in Historic Downtown

47 SW Osceola St.

Stuart, Florida, 34994 USA

Open Tuesday - Sunday and by appointment

Artist Studio & 7000Ft Gallery

4545 SE Dixie Hwy.

Stuart, Florida, 34997 USA

Open Monday - Saturday and by appointment

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Geoffrey C Smith Gator Armature