The most fitting style of Art for the San Diego Airport Arts Program is contemporary. My unique contemporary "Ribbons" are a perfect vecicle to represent important and timely concepts for the public to learn from-- while they enjoy viewing my beautiful water like colors, shapes, and transparencies.
These Ribbons represent playful Ocean Waves... Suggested title: "Make Yourself at Home in my Shimmering Sea" Each large ribbon is 7.5 ft long. Ribbons can be added to extend vertical or horizontal dimensions.
The ribbons would highlight the ideals of the many various local San Diego Ocean conservation groups. I hope to engage with them to deepen this proposal and integrate their thoughts-- as well as the ribbons to be a fundraising opportunity for them.
The text in the simulated or real (sealed) sand reads: "Love Me... Protect me." There are footprints in the sand.
A short explanation for this text addition is to add as many brain based concepts around this work to achieve the greatest impact. My choice of what seems like childish text has a mission:
To help the viewer to revive happy memories of being at the beach, which can be linked to the experience of viewing the Ribbons— and then linked to a future action: to act consciously to preserve the Ocean. There are likely few people who do not have at least one happy memory of a carefree day spent at the beach.
Come… play in my gentle waves…
Feel the warm Sun on your back.
Smell my salty breezes…
Dig and wiggle your toes in my sand.
Swim with my dolphins and seals and fish.
Splash and play in my joyful pounding surf.
See my transparent blues and greens from under water…
and marvel at my frothy bubbly whites.
Take a nap in the warm sun on my shoreline.
Not… a… care… in…. the world.
Take a walk on my beach.
Hand in hand with someone you love.
Leave your footprints in my sand.
Forget time— for just one day.
Let your children build sand castles.
And chase my birds.
And look at scuttling crabs and mussels in my tide pools.
Make Happy Happy Memories you will cherish for a Lifetime.
Above all— Love me. I am your Home in Nature.
Make yourself at Home with me as often as you can.
Care for me. Protect me. Love me… so that I can be there for your children,
and their children, and their children…
PS~ I am doing my job to support life here on Earth. Without me— you would perish. I am the maker of most of the world’s oxygen. But, I need your help. My fish are being taken away too quickly. My water is too acidic. My polar ice caps are melting. All my Sea life is suffering at the hands of careless man. Will you help? All Nations across the world must work together to save me.
Here are 5 things you can do…
Reduce or eliminate your use of plastic bottles
Don’t eat endangered species fish
support sustainably harvested fish
pick up litter… ( complete after discussion with various local conservation groups)
The Theme would be Educational-- and can allow for participation by children:
Kids simply color flora and fauna and insectavora with special crayons. The images are simply drawn onto contact paper-- which the kids can adhere to the bottom or top ribbons as an activity. If the display travels-- they can easily be removed. If the end purchaser does not want them-- the ribbons can be altered.
A butterfly shown here... Kids can color and create-- and add to a single ribbon or..?