BLEACHED is a major new sculptural work, created by Tania Kovats as a response to both the beauty of coral and its fragile position in the world’s ecosystem. BLEACHED is accompanied by a series of other sculptures and works on paper, linked to themes of ocean life and environment.
It is part of the Hull 2017 Look Up programme of public art.
The work is inspired by Tania’s visits to The Deep to see its coral exhibit, coral growing project and to speak with the aquarium’s coral curator. As well as being inspired by The Deep, BLEACHED is also made of material from one of the The Deep’s exhibits. The refurbishment of the Lagoon exhibit coincided with the development of this work, and The Deep was able to save a large quantity of modal (artificial) coral for Tania to work with.
Tania’s sculptural work is accompanied by new works on paper created specifically for this project, as well as existing sculptures and wall works, linked to the ocean and ecological theme.
BLEACHED will be displayed in the ground floor space of Block C at the C4DI development, facing the Stage @The Dock amphitheatre and directly opposite The Deep itself. It will be accompanied by new drawings and three existing “ocean bowl” sculptures – large steel bowls of the three major oceans, presented as if cut from the planet Earth.
At The Deep, an existing “barnacle” sculpture Colony and a series of ink evaporation drawings and works based on ocean charts will be displayed in the public areas of the corridors and cafe.
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