Head of a spermwhale
(Phsyeter macrocephalus)

Whale exhibition at the Blijdorp zoo, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Life size.


± 6 weeks.

I mainly used the pictures I made myself in "Andenes ", Norway and from as many magazines and books as I could find. I did not have a studio at that time so I rented space at "Vorm en decor" in Rotterdam.
To get a grip on the shape of the head I started with a 1;10 model of the head. I enlarged the model using slices of the scalemodel and started building.
Het rijk van de walvis, Heathcote Williams,
Sea guide to the whales of the world, Lyall Wayson,
De willem Barendsz, Dr A. Melchior,
The whale, Nordbok.