© 2018 Marynes Avila

Prognosis

 

Recycled gutter mesh; 14 units; dimensions variable

 

This work investigates the use of multiples in the public realm by reflecting on global warming and its adverse impact on marine ecosystems. The ocean is becoming more acidic because of the alarming levels of Carbon Dioxide emissions. The acidity slows the process of shells' calcification. The shells tend to dissolve leaving the sea creature without protection. These 14 skin like entities echo the shape of shells and create an analogy between marine creatures' shells and human skin as providers of protection.

 

Project supported by Moreland City Council

Moreland Sculpture Prize

2008