The concept was to breathe new life into the romantic maritime tale of the Waterreus, and incorporate it into the design.
A legend dating back to the 15th century, it tells of a man who was destined to live the rest of his life in the sea.
Every day an innocent, young girl named ‘Mooi’ (Beautiful) whose father lost his life at sea following a shipwreck, was sent out fishing to feed her ailing mother and many poor villagers. With each trip a deep gully was mysteriously filled with more and more of the most colourful fish rarely seen before. One day she sees the shape of a fearful giant rising ominously out of the sea…
Photography: Jim Ellam