Current Collections Sculpture Behind the Scenes Phase 4

Current Collections Sculpture Behind the Scenes Phase 4

Today, our construction partner, Cane Construction, received our building permits. We are ready to begin installing the sculpture in the coming weeks.  The sculpture is in process with steel “whiskers” projecting outward from the top & bottom of the armature and addition of the plastic membrane to come. We are excited to bring the sculpture to St. Pete very soon! Following  are images of yesterday’s excitement as we erected the sculpture for a few hours to do some welding work. Here is the underwater current patterns of an ocean gyre! Every hour an estimated 1,100 lbs of trash moves into our waterways. Current Collections is an inquiry based, experiential public art sculpture reflecting  this movement using reclaimed and recycled coastal debris. Current Collections will be the focal point of the 2014 & 2015 St. Petersburg, Florida Science...
Current Collections Sculpture Behind the Scenes

Current Collections Sculpture Behind the Scenes

Current Collections will be the focal point of the 2014 & 2015 St. Petersburg, Florida Science Festival, attended by 25,000+ people and the 2014 Blue Ocean Film Festival. Every hour an estimated 1,100 lbs of trash moves into our waterways. Current Collections is an inquiry based, experiential public art sculpture reflecting  this movement using reclaimed and recycled coastal debris. The sculpture has a 40 foot diameter at the pathways and projects 30 feet into the air forming an interior funneling chamber. The creators of the Current Collections Sculpture are artists and scientists from the Atlanta Collective, Embodied Energy Studio. Members include Dena Light, Mike Wsol and Amandine Drouet. The St. Petersburg community participated with a large contribution by making hundreds of plastic panel interior components during summer workshops. Prepping the Components      Phase 1         Phase 2       Phase 3...