THE UNDERWATER WORLD OF JOE COOLSTEAU
(2007 Santa Rosa, CA) For #worldwaterday, who knew more about the world's water than Jacques Cousteau? The fish painted on the statue are a combination of real fish and the artist's, Emily Wiseman's, own creation. “My daughter and I worked on this together and we did a lot of research on the internet and looking through books at tropical fish,” she said. “Some of them on the statue are made up and some are based off actual fish. There’s something that happens in the painting process – you start paining and realize ‘Oh, this color should go here’ and ‘that line needs to go there.’ So there’s a few fish that kind of developed on their own.” Jacques Cousteau (1910-1997) was a pioneer in underwater conservation. He co-developed the aqua-lung, the first version of SCUBA gear, was a filmmaker, photographer, scientist and explorer. The vessel Calypso was used for many years including during the duration of the TV show "The Underwater Adventures of Jacques Cousteau" and inspired the hit song with the same name in 1975 by singer/songwriter John Denver. -
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