Media
Pewter, high density foam with hardcoat, stainless steel cable
Year
2018
Location
Tampa International Airport, Tampa, FL

Gallery

n+1

 

A streamlined sculpture of an adult leatherback sea turtle floats beneath a cloud of small hatchlings that articulate the same form at a larger scale.

This “double portrait” illustrates biological fact (the multitude of newborns from which a single individual may survive to adulthood) while simultaneously evoking an intergenerational spiritual connection. Nature and Spirit.

Viewed from a distance, the particulate cloud optically consolidates into a coherent likeness of the solid turtle beneath, an allusion to how time and distance lend perspective to our changing environment.

Inspirations for n + 1include daemon forms found in Greek mythology and the chiwara sculptural tradition of Mali.