Shark Balustrade

2009

Commissioned by a private client as the external balustrade for his diving house.

Consisting of five large stainless steel panels, each forged over at the top into a cresting wave to create the hand rail.
A life size Great White Shark swims across and through three of the panels.
A gradual transition from cut and incised line at the tail through a gentle bas relief to an emerging heavily textured and detailed repoussé head and open jaw, captures the power and movement of this huge marine predator.

Design by: Charles Normandale
Made by: Charles & William Normandale
Client: Private collector
Photographer: Julie Brooks-Hill