Camila Villafañe

By Camila Villafañe

LifeBuzz Staff

Graffiti Artist Transforms Beach Stone Into Great White Shark.

If you’ve seen “Jaws” then you know how horrifying and deadly these creatures can be. They’re massive. They’re fast. They’ve got sharp teeth. And worst of all, they think humans are a delicacy. But despite the odds of surviving a shark attack, people go to the shores of Palolem Beach, South Goa, India to take selfies with one of these deadly great white sharks. And they can thank American graffiti artist Jimmy Swift for the opportunity. But don’t believe everything you see because things aren’t necessarily what they appear to be. So, what’s the story behind this photogenic sea predator?

When Jimmy Swift first saw this beach stone in Palolem Beach, he knew exactly what he needed to.

The American graffiti artist decided to disguise the triangular beach stone peeking out of the water into something so terrifying that tourists and locals wouldn’t be able to resist taking a photo, and that’s exactly what happened.

Swift drew inspiration for the great white shark from the terrifying “Jaws” movie posters.

It wasn’t long before people started noticing the shark and taking creative selfies with his work of art, like the one where two women appear to be trying to run and swim across the water to get away from the shark before it’s too late.

This was truly a unique experience for him too because he had never had a 3-dimensional canvas.

But all in all, the great white shark turned out just as terrifying as he envisioned it to be. On his Instagram post, he wrote: “When I first saw this rock it looked like a perfect place for a great white.” And he was right.

In 2015, he set out to turn this massive stone into a great white shark, but it wasn’t easy.

Swift was used to painting on dry land. But this was different. He was hit by waves, had sand blown on his face and dealt with rising tides. Not to mention the scorching sun, which often hindered his progress.

Folks saw how awesome this massive prop at the beach was and took full advantage of it.

They took photos where they tried escaping the massive great white shark. But when the tide was low, people could just walk up to the massive stone and stare at it in awe because it was so impressive and terrifyingly beautiful.

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