Launch Of Large Gator Head Pushed Back

Originally posted on CBS Miami:

FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – A 40-ton gator head that was expected to float through downtown Fort Lauderdale on the New River and down the Intracoastal Waterway was delayed Sunday, but its creators hope their art piece makes a big bite in the upcoming week of Art Basal.

Hollywood artist Lloyd Goradesky and Everglades’ historian Cesar Becerra said that the launch of the “the world’s largest alligator head” was pushed back due to construction delays.  They hope to get on the water Monday.

The project has cost the team approximately $200,000 so far, funded mostly through donor contributions, in-kind donations and the groups’ own pockets.

The gator, which is called “Floating Tile Art: Gator in the Bay,” is made up entirely of refurbished items that were found in a junkyard and its pointy white teeth are made up of roofing material. When all of the parts of the alligator are put…

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