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Sculpture with Environmental Message Takes Residence at Aquarium of the Pacific

Sculpture with Environmental Message Takes Residence at Aquarium of the Pacific

Arts

July 23, 2008

A 14-foot sculpture fashioned of hot glass and metal uses the beauty of its creation to raise awareness about the degradation of our oceans.

July 23, 2008 - Long Beach, CA —“Not Seen, Not Heard, But Felt,” a sculpture by San Diego environmental artist James Stone, 56, will be installed in the Shark Lagoon area at the Aquarium of the Pacific in early August 2008. The sculpture depicts sea life under the thin veil of the ocean surface struggling to survive among pollution and debris. Stone shows his interpretation of fish trapped in ghost nets – nets cut lose by fisherman, left floating in the oceans, trapping fish never to be released. The sculpture was inspired by a recent scuba diving venture off Grand Cayman Island. Stone was aghast to find a lack of fish amid destruction of the ecosystem by pollutants, contamination and the environmental changes barren of marine diversity.

“I just want people to think,” Stone said. “I don’t want to tell them what to do. I just want them to make better decisions. Every person on the planet can make a difference with just a few good choices.”

James Stone is a master artisan who combines the elements of glass, metal, and water to say what is in his heart. It’s his hope that the viewer senses the relaxing nature of the underwater world, while gaining an understanding of the urgency for it care and preservation. For more information on the artist, visit http://www.stoneandglass.com or contact 858-485-7701.

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