Some years ago a bus driver called Jolyon spotted what he believed to be a crocodile swimming across the river at high tide and then turning towards him as he sat in his Bus. The crocodile was never found but the story captured the imagination of Bristol people.
When Vicky Harrison and the Briswool volunteers put together 'Briswool' the giant woolly version of Bristol, they decided to include crocodiles in the Avon gorge. One of those crocodiles has grown and grown and with the help of 65 volunteers using motif patterns designed by Vicky and through a series of workshops funded by The City Arts Team he is now about to make his first public appearance at Wonderwool Wales.
The life size crocodile innards are made by Vicky from wire and papier mache. His coat is a beautiful pattern made up of hundreds of crochet motifs. He takes inspiration from the rich industrial past of the dockside and in particular the pumphouse at Underfall Yard . He is a crocodile for the people of Bristol.
Vicky Harrison vic.harrison@ blueyonder.co.uk
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