Sharks

by Manuel Steffan

 

Sharks. Many people think of them as crude killers.

In contrast, they have a lot of amazing abilities. Sharks

can sense electromagnetic fields, tiny concentrations

of blood and swim faster than almost every other fish

in the sea.

My approach is to focus on one of this abilities.

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I will now focus on the movement of Sharks.

 

 

After unpacking a book, I realized the locomotion of a shark would be a wave.

In fact it is accelerated wave. To show this Movement I built a pendulum.

It was quite difficult to make the wave accelerating. The solution was to vary the length of the strings holding the wooden spheres. For me, the best way to emphasize and understand the abstraction of the locomotion is to watch the shadows of the Spheres after being pushed.

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