EcoArts & ‘The Bigelow Project’ present:
Gulf of Maine EcoArts, an Art & Science initiative, has just installed a large scale sculpture installation and exhibition at the Bigelow Lab for Ocean Sciences in East Boothbay, Maine. The culmination of the collaborative’s first project is the result of three years of work by a team of 7 artists, teachers and students in 16 schools, and research scientists and staff at Bigelow Lab. The exhibit includes a life size adolescent North Atlantic Right whale skeleton, enlarged Comb Jelly lights and Diatoms, threatened bird species, and Ghost Gear, with an immersive display of enlarged photographs of Cashes Ledge by award winning National Geo photographer, Brian Skerry.
The exhibit is displayed in a beautiful contemporary facility on the Gulf of Maine, where research scientists study the important role of microbial animals in global oceans, and find solutions to human quandaries, including the effects of global warming on the biosphere.
Public Hours: 9 to 4, weekdays
60 Bigelow Drive
East Boothbay, Maine 04544
Left: A view of the installation: Pamela Moulton’s ‘Ghost Gear’, Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences
Making art, and out of the activity of making art, awakening a sense of connection–to the teeming life in the Gulf of Maine, to the science and the scientists who are busy seeking ways to sustain that life, to the students, teachers, climate activists, and fellow artists who are collectively inviting us to take up our destiny as stewards—this is what the project is all about.
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Goals: To promote stewardship and awareness by reconnecting people with the natural world – to our neighbors in the Gulf of Maine. We are all related to and connected with each other. We are the Wild.
The central piece – a fictional Ecosystem: A 12’x24’x30’ sculpture, film installation featuring a 24 foot North Atlantic Right whale, and a selection of other endangered and threatened marine denizens, will be designed and built by six professional Maine sculptors and filmmakers and about two hundred students ranging from middle-school through college level.
The sculpture will be made with 95% beach debris and recycled, re-purposed materials.
First venue: Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, East Boothbay, Maine – Summer/Fall 2021.