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New art @ Pamplona exhibition until mid July 2019

We are back in Pamplona with a newly created “Keep the oceans clean” exhibition for the early summer 2019. Two art works are on display in the garden of Depósitos de Mendillorri : Face of Pollution – created in 2019: Ghost Seal – created in 2018: In the exhibition hall of Batán de Villava vistiors find on display: Message from the Deep – created in 2018 Polvo Preto – – created in 2017 Cavalo Marinho – created in 2017 Dolphin “dragging a plastic net” –  created in 2019 Polvo Preto, Message from the Deep and Cavalo Marinho: Polvo Preto created in 2017 for the City Coundcil of Almada: Carangueijo created in 2017 for the City Coundcil of Almada: The Innocent Victim – a  dolphin tangled in a nets and debris – created in 2019: Last but not leasst more art is on duisplay  in the Molino San Andres: Driftwood Dolphin – created in 2017 for the City Coundcil of Almada. Tigershark – created in 2019 Spitting whale – created in 2019 The Albatross with Film …

The2nd stop of “An Ocean of Change” is on it’s way tomorrow …

A pile of garbage in a capital city! Where has it come from? From the ocean! Washed up on the shores  and ignored, as it is easier to look away, and next to it, a gargantuan octopus! Who is he? Polvo Incognito, created from ocean refuse and drawing much attention since becoming a being of its own! This situation can be found on the 2nd and 3rd of May, 2019 at the Praça da Europa, the „Square of Europe”, in Lisbon. Skeleton Sea artists, Xandi Kreuzeder his team will take children with them on a creative journey.  In the “Turn Trash into Art” workshops, the second stop on “An Ocean of Change”, all the material found at the April beach clean near Ericeira will be transformed into art. As with the beach cleanup, people get personal with the trash. At first sight of the rubbish, massively differing reactions can be heard. Exclamations such as: “What a treasure!” Or “That’s trash!” And yes:  It is intended to draw attention, stimulate creativity and trigger emotions, as this …

A deadly necklace of nets and hooks

One of the lucky ones On July 1st 2018 the BBC reported on a seal called Puri that was found by a lifeguard beached off the coast of Norfolk, England. Around its neck was fishing wire which left an open septic wound. The abandoned wire that caused this injury was an extremely thin nylon fishing line that acted like a really slow cheese wire going deeper and deeper into the fat of her neck over time. Alison Cramp, one of Puri’s rescuers, said the seal “must have rolled and rolled continually in the sea trying to get it off but it’s getting tighter and tighter.” The recovery of this little seal will take a substantial amount of time and her life will consist of a mixture of painkillers and antibiotics for months to come. It is impossible to know where the single piece of wire that did such massive damage came from or how long it had been floating in the ocean. Its presence is evidence of a phenomenon known as “Ghost Fishing”, where countless …