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Sunday, November 04, 2012

Ocean Travelers


Plastics Exhibit in the Ocean Travelers Gallery

Stroll through our gallery in the Open Sea wing and you’ll discover spectacular art installations and photo collages—many created from everyday plastic. Our latest art exhibit features work from artists all over the world who dedicate their careers to the environment. It tells the story of how plastic marine debris impacts open-ocean animals like Laysan albatross seabirds, leatherback sea turtles and marine mammals, such as humpback whales.
Jelly PET Bowls by Gulnur Ozdaglar

Gülnur Özdağlar

Jelly PET Bowls | 2011
Turkish artist Gülnur Özdağlar believes the solution to our accumulation of plastic is "upcycling," not recycling. Gülnur's background in architecture combined with her artistic vision enable her to transform ordinary materials into works of art. Her aim is to instill in discarded plastic materials a higher aesthetic value by designing and creating objects of beauty. Look closely—these delicate bowls resemble ocean jellies.
New Deal by Marti Cormand
Gyre by Chris Jordan
Milkhandle Ball by Heath Nash
To the Depths by Katharine Harvey
Laysan Albatross, Gyre, Leatherback Sea Turtle, Humpback Whale by Sayaka Ganz
False Food by Jerry Takigawa

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