The Shark Adventure exhibit at the Oklahoma Aquarium is one of the defining galleries of the facility. One of my projects was to renovate and theme the “dry” areas around the tank. The approach to the exhibit and the ramps leading to the walk-through shark tunnel were completely reworked as if they were part of the same pelagic (open-water) environment that the sharks themselves inhabit.

The designs and artwork are all combinations of photos, digital paintings, and 3d computer generated artwork. They were done in Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, and Newtek Lightwave 3d. The walls were painted in bands of color and then I went back and blended it all in with an airbrush.

Original Concepts

Shark Exhibit Concept - Left Ramp

Shark Exhibit Concept - Right Ramp

Shark Exhibit Concept - Entrance

 

 

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