Sea Serpent

Submitted by Chris Williams

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Client: Cape Ann Museum

Location: Gloucester, MA, United States

Completion date: 2019

Project Team

Sculptor

Chris Williams

Chris Williams Sculpture

Director

Oliver Barker

Cape Ann Museum

Overview

A Sea Serpent sits on top of vintage Cape Ann granite blocks. Serpent is hand-fabricated and forged in bronze. The blocks are used as the base for this giant sea creature. Custom glass fills the seams between each block, forming a glass mortar effect. This glass feature is lit from within, creating a gentle light between the granite stones.
Approximate size for this piece is 9’ tall with a 7’ base.

We’re very honored and grateful to have created the Gloucester Sea Serpent for the Cape Ann Museum. www.capeannmuseum.org

Goals

Generations of fisherman have returned from their time at sea with stories of a giant sea serpent lurking among the waves. It was the folklore of the Gloucester sea serpent that inspired the Cape Ann Museum to have a Sea Serpent created as an entry piece that would excite their visitors with the stories of the deep.