Bigfoot & His Creator Idan Zareski

By Valerie Eggarter

Talk about making an entrance!

Immersed in water at the entrance of the Miami Beach Botanical Garden is Idan Zareski’s impactful Bigfoot sculpture. On November 27th, right on time for Basel, the Bigfoot sculpture was unveiled to press and media. Naturally, we we’re present and got some great shots of the sculpture and its maker, Idan Zareski.

“I don’t plan or organize, I don’t draw sketches. My raw emotions serve as my only guide. When I work, I feel in absolute communion with a force greater than myself.”

The Bigfoot sculpture has traveled three continents but hopes to make its permanent home in Miami. Miami Beach Botanical Garden is actively working with art consultants and private entities to raise funds to purchase the sculpture and make it a permanent fixture in the area. Be sure to take a stroll through the Garden next time you’re in the neighborhood.

About Idan Zareski

A French citizen born in Haifa, Israel Idan Zareski never attended Art School but knew early on that he had a special gift. Idan shapes his creations out of clay, water and fire and later sets them in bronze. Idan currently works out of Costa Rica, creating work that travels around the world. Idan Zareski’s work has been exhibited in France, Monaco, Switzerland, Costa Rica, Colombia, and the U.S.

Miami Beach Botanical Garden 2000 Convention Center Drive – Miami Beach, FL 33139. Open 9am – 5pm, Tuesday -Sunday. Free Admission.