Artist Painted a Sharp Rock Into a Great White Shark in Goa, India

Great White Shark

A traveling mural artist Jimmy Swift came across a tall, sharp rock that stood out of the water on the beach of Goa, India and he turned it into a realistic great white shark with very pointy teeth. Swift said that this was the most challenging work of art he’d ever made.

This was the hardest thing I’ve ever painted. I was literally beaten up by the waves and rising tide and forced to stop before it was finished. I could have done better, but between the blowing sand and wind, splashing waves, burning hot sun and the fact I’ve never painted a shark before or painted on a 3-dimensional surface like a rock…

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This was the hardest thing I've ever painted. I was literally beat up by the waves and rising tide and forced to stop before it was finished. I could have done better, but between the blowing sand and wind, splashing waves, burning hot sun and the fact I've never painted a shark before or painted on a 3 dimensional surface like a rock…. I think it turned out OK. When I first saw this rock it looked like a perfect place for a great white. Hopefully it doesn't scare the shit out of people! This was inspired by the movie posters from Jaws…. A movie that scared the shit out of me when I was a kid! #jaws #shark #swiftart #swift #painting #streetart #india #goa #art #graffiti #jimmyswift #palolem #palolembeach #rockart #spraypaint #mtn94 #jawsposter #hero4 #ingf #holi #sundowners #sharkrock @streetartnews @startindia @instagrafite @instagram @goanscape #goanscape

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In March 2017, Swift went back to the site and gave his then-faded Carcharodon carcharias new paint..

After two years my shark was almost completely faded away, so a fresh coat of paint and he’s back and ready for more selfies.

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The 🦈 seems to be keeping busy. #palolem #goa

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