Monday, April 16, 2007

A Work Of Art


Part of the fun of "Penguins' Rock" is feeling like you are visiting the penguins in their habitat. And muralist David Rock helped the Tennessee Aquarium create that feeling. Rock used air brushes and paint brushes to add the chilly scene on the back wall. A lot of people have already commented on the realism of the background. The rockwork really seems to blend in and extend back toward the snow covered mountains. And the lighting on the clouds makes it seem like you are looking at the sub-Antarctic sky. Great job David Rock! (I couldn't resist adding this second picture of Grant Garrett working on some less artistic painting. No one seems to remember someone painted the walls of the Sistine Chapel.)

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