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Artist Blog - Hammerhead Shark Sculpture


hammerhead shark bronze sculpture by artist Geoffrey Smith at the foundry

The Hammerhead Shark is a familiar sight within Floridian waters. Its hammer-shaped head is the hallmark of its distinctive appearance, and while unique, it is also highly functional, providing the species with enhanced sensory awareness and remarkable 360-degree vision. A formidable hunter often found lurking among local reefs, or within the open ocean, the hammerhead shark is remarkably swift and agile, able to maneuver flawlessly within its habitat in constant search of food.


Geoffrey Smith sculpting a hammerhead shark sculpture out of clay

Hammerhead Sharks can swim up to 25 miles per hour, and weigh up to 1,000 pounds! There are 9 species of Hammerheads. They usually live between 20 and 30 years. Hammerhead Sharks are often considered the weirdest shark species due to their appearance, but they are extremely elegant creatures.



Geoffrey highlighted the elegance of the species by taking a minimalist approach in the construction of this unique piece. The shark rides atop a stylistic, abstract wave. It is a smooth shape that indicates movement and fluidity and is a characteristic design by Geoffrey. This feature provides an elegant pedestal for the animal, accentuating its unique form by providing a structural contrast to the sharp lines of the animal's fins and head. This lovely Hammerhead Shark sculpture is 14" high x 10" wide.


Hammerhead Shark bronze sculpture by famous artist Geoffrey Smith

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