I am thinking of you this time of year. I went through and read all your names with a deep sense of wow, thank you. Heartfelt gratitude. You are the reason that this project is in the sea and now starting to reach more people who want to participate in healing our ocean and coral reef ecosystems.
Moving into a new phase, I'm embarking on immersive interactive art and storytelling exploration with Virtual Reality (VR) as a medium to highlight corals, and beginning experimentation with new fabrication methods for future Living Sea Sculptures and reefscapes.
To follow the unfolding progress more closely, you can become a monthly member HERE.
Current group exhibitions with photos and more about Zoe - A Living Sea Sculpture are at the New York Hall of Science organized by Art & Science Collaborations, Inc. and also at the SciArt Center. They interviewed me for SciArt Magazine blog, to appear soon.
January I plan to be in Cozumel transplanting, working with and training volunteers. Want to come down? LOVE to meet you and show you the coral refuge. Maybe we can plant coral together if you dive. Although it is only 4 meters deep, so you can snorkel too.
The Planetarium in Playa del Carmen is having it's first ever CORAL event on January 13th. I'm a featured artist representing Living Sea Sculpture. Stop by if you are in the area, and please tell your friends who are vacationing there.
As we wrap up 2017, we have a $12,500 goal to reach. Thank you to those of you who have already contributed to this campaign.
The Mexican Fund for Nature Conservation (Fondo Mexicano para la Conservación de la Naturaleza) is offering a $12,500 match. We're close! $4125 to go to meet our match.
You'll receive a postcard of Zoe with Trunkfish taken from the livestreaming Zoecam for your donation of $10 or more. For all gifts of $275 or more, an 18" x 24" professional photographic print.
We want to ensure the success of Zoe and install more projects in the water. If you can help us meet our $12,500 goal, we'll have $25,000 to give us a big push in 2018!
Wishing you health, happiness, and prosperity as we enter this new cycle.
If you're looking for last minute original ideas for gifts, the TED Fellows Gift Guide is out. We're very happy to be in there along with world-changing music, books, tech and creative solution items. I've got one of Manu Prakash's so cool foldscope microscopes. Someone you know needs one for sure.
With gratitude and love, Colleen and the LSS team