Monday, October 8, 2012

Sculpture: Ocean Armor

"Ocean Armor" by model maker Greg Aronowitz and designer Paul Rice
Commissioned by Surfrider Foundation and Saatchi & Saatchi LA
On exhibit at Long Beach's Aquarium of the Pacific.

Coated in the stylized armor are Ocellaris Clownfish, the Common Bottlenose Dolphin, the Alaskan Sea Otter and the Red-Crowned Crane. Design influences pull from medieval European armor to 12th century Japanese samurai gear, representing "the global and timeless relationship with the ocean and its inhabitants."
“Marine life has several natural defenses such as speed, camouflage and schooling behavior. However, these defenses are powerless against man-made threats. To convey our need to protect these animals, this collection of life-size armor was born. Transcending cultural and regional boundaries, these artifacts are meant to inspire all to preserve the ocean and the myriad of creatures that call it home."

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