If you're in New York, come by. I'm gallery sitting Tues, Wed, Fri, and Sat. from 12-6 PM. We're on the 6th floor. Please send a message so we can be sure to meet. The artwork ties my underwater ocean projects with urban socio-ecological issues, trash being one of them. There are photos, video from street excursions as TrashTara, sculpture, installation pieces. James Tunick, technologist and owner of the gallery, and I made a prototype of an interactive coral sculpture tied to concepts of breathing using projections, audio, and movement connected to sensors.
I've been going into the streets as TrashTara collecting cigarette butts night and day, having spontaneous conversations with people about recycling them at TerraCycle, the oceans, air...
I'm heading to Mexico late December to complete what you all supported - The Living Sea Sculpture : ZOE. Likely be there through February, maybe longer, to ensure success. Being there makes a big difference. The scientific studies and other plans continue to evolve and expand; it would be amazing if through this art project we're able to impact the sewage water treatment system along the Yucatan as we work to regenerate the coral reefs.
Thanks for your good vibes and hope to see some of you at THE IMC LAB + GALLERY this month!
TrashTara is made possible in part with public funds from the Manhattan Community Arts Fund, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.