Have you experienced Alley Gator 3030 (AG3030) yet?
We have a difficult time conveying the energy, hard work, and dedication that our Fairgrounds St. Pete team and participating artists put into creating the work you get to now enjoy in our immersive exhibit!
Today we’re sharing some behind the scenes images of the work that went into creating this incredible artwork. Alley Gator 3030 aka AG3030 is by artist Joshua Hall aka Baghead.
As with all of the artwork at Fairgrounds St. Pete, Alley Gator 3030 has a story. Ready to learn more?
The year is 3030, in a post-apocalyptic Florida state where we have built new cities over preexisting swamps and the Everglades. Scientists and engineers have secretly invented hybrid cyborg animals to make up for the number of vanishing species.
During one rainy hurricane season, lightning struck over a pool of radioactive swamp water and sparked an electrical current into a cyborg alligator. It had been dormant inside an abandoned warehouse, left to rust and rot as a relic of these underground science experiments. Alley Gator 3030 (AG3030) thrashed through brick walls until it short-circuited due to inflicting substantial damage onto itself.
A group of urban explorers discovered AG3030 and were entranced by a portal glowing inside the creature’s mouth. They bravely walked through this large gateway which led them to little worlds and beyond…
Check out this fun behind the scenes video of Joshua Hall aka “Baghead” as he talks about immersive artwork, what inspires him, and takes you through the process of creating AG3030!