An opportunistic apex predator, the Australian salt water crocodile was hunted extensively until the 1970s when a law was passed to protect it, enabling the population to thrive once more. At nearly 6 meters in length, Sweetheart was the most famous of them all.
Known for terrorizing sailors in their boats, he had a curious penchant for attacking outboard motor propellers. In 1979 he accidentally drowned by getting tangled in a net as he was reconnoitering. His remains are preserved in the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory in Darwin.
This nutcracker is inspired by a late-Victorian model and is a tribute to Australian wildlife.
- Size Description
20.5cm x 4.5cm, Height 3,3cm
Jim Hannon-Tan was born in Santiago de Compostela Spain in 1975 and grew up in Australia. Jim has been based in Milan since 2001 and has collaborated with Stefano Giovannoni, Sebastian Bergne, Jozeph Forakis and George J Sowden. He finds inspiration in new technologies and cultural misunderstandings.