Every second an estimated 444lbs of trash moves into our waterways. Current Collections reflects that movement using reclaimed coastal debris to create five branching pathways, spread over 40ft., that concentrate into the water current patterns of an ocean gyre projecting 30 feet into the air. Participants are invited to experience the piece with walkable paths, touchable materials, ruffling plastic ocean sounds and hidden positive actions for healthier waterways. Standing at the center of the piece, the optical illusion of a swirling ocean gyre of debris can be experienced. The first Current Collections exhibit will be at the St. Petersburg Science Festival, October 16-17, 2014.
Images featured are the latest plastic panel components, created by Amandine, that will make up the skin of the sculpture. Many volunteers from Florida and Atlanta will be participating in the making of the numerous panels needed totaling approximately 2,000 square feet of plastic, about 1100 lbs . The weight equals the amount of man-made debris that enters our aquatic environment in an hour globally.