Giant gator to send message during Art Basel weekend

 

The largest gator to have ever appeared in South Florida has made its way back to common waters, just for Art Basel.

The popular “Floating Tile Art: Gator in the Bay” will be one of the largest exhibits being displayed during the Miami end of the Miami Beach art show this upcoming weekend.

The gator is made entirely of refurbished items that were found in a junkyard. The pointy white teeth are made up of roofing material. When all of the parts of the alligator are put together, it will become a 104-foot by 8-foot float.

“Gator in the Bay” headed down the New River in Fort Lauderdale on Sunday and is making its way to the Miami Yacht Club.

Creators hope the art piece takes a big bite in the upcoming week to bring awareness to the shrinking Florida Everglades.

Artist Lloyd Goradesky will take photos of the gator float via helicopter and seaplane.

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