From 27th May to 19th September 2022, a large pod of spectacular dolphin sculptures will take up residence across the Isle of Man. This charitable initiative, The Big Splash, is a Wild in Art trail, which has been organised by Hospice Isle of Man.
Each sculpture has its own unique character thanks to the creative talents of local artists and school children. Residents and visitors alike can find and 'collect' sculptures through the Big Splash App - which Suntera Global is proud to sponsor.
Alongside 73 other dolphins, 'Galaxy Clockwork' (pictured above) sits proudly in its place as Suntera Global's aquatic ambassador. This highly detailed and striking design is the work of local artist, Claudia Dodds and can be found outside the House of Manannan, Peel.
We are thrilled to be involved in an initiative which helps raise valuable funds for this well-deserving charity. For further information, read our press release.
Galaxy Clockwork's intricate and unique design is the brainchild of Manx Artist Claudia Dodds.
The design was primarily inspired by Claudia’s love of space, which led to her doing an Astrophysics and Biology degree. She previously worked in Aerospace, which involved many tiny cogs and gears, which are beautiful in their symmetry. She wove in several other themes such as steampunk-inspired fantasy aesthetics as well as a touch of her husband’s favourite horror-based games.
The design was also inspired by her best friend’s love of horses, as the exquisite workmanship and practicality that goes into the leather items brings the symbolism of working with nature. Finally, Winter, a dolphin with a prosthetic tail, linked everything together, with the inspiration of her overcoming her disability, further supplied vision for the design.
As the Big Splash App Sponsor, we are inviting you to get involved, and you could be in with the chance to win this FINtastic prize!
Check out the latest entries in this video - if you would like to enter yourself, just follow the simple steps listed below:
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As an independent charity on the Isle of Man, Hospice provides free specialist End-of-Life and Palliative Care to hundreds of people across the Island each year, supporting the patient, their families and carers with compassionate, hospice-influenced care that is well co-ordinated, flexible and personal to them when they need it, in the setting of their choice whether that be at Hospice, at home - wherever they call home, or within a community setting.
Suntera Global has partnered up with Hospice Isle of Man to support The Big Splash art trail with Wild in Art in 2022. Suntera Global will sponsor not only a large dolphin sculpture, but will also sponsor The Big Splash app that will go live in May when the sculptures are placed around the Island.
The Big Splash is a large pod of individually designed Dolphin sculptures placed around the Isle of Man for everyone to see and enjoy. Forming an unforgettable trail around the islands most spectacular coastal locations and open spaces, these beautifully-decorated sculptures will help spark a journey of marine exploration like never before.
Their aim is for everybody in the Isle of Man to feel emotionally empowered and effectively supported with their mental health.