28 Mar Mini Coral Art Sculpture Installed at CTC’s Center for Marine Conservation
After months of hand sculpting, firing, glazing and firing again, we are proud to show you a sneak peek of our monumental coral wall project. This month, we finished the installation of a mini coral wall and a mobile coral wall at our Center for Marine Conservation in Sanur. This mini wall measures 1.2 × 1.2 meters and is a small replica of the actual exhibit which will be 18 x 2 meters.
CTC ceramic artist Ricko Gabriel led the installation, which aims to give visitors to the Center of Marine Conservation of the monumental coral wall exhibit will look like in the coming months. Before the installation, we also held a community ceramic coral sculpture workshop to add more pieces to the final exhibit.
The Coral Wall, is a monumental ceramic art installation that will be an inspirational focal point of the center’s education programs. This 25-meter exhibit, made from 3,000 glazed ceramic coral sculptures, aims to teach thousands of students, families, tourists and communities every year to learn more about coral reefs and our marine environment. It will serve as a tool to increase public awareness about the beauty and diversity of our reefs and all of the marine creatures living in it. It will also highlight the fragility of coral reefs – and why we need to act now to protect and manage them.
The art piece is made by a collaboration of US-based ceramic artist Courtney Mattison and Indonesian artists Ricko Gabriel, Alfie Rahdini, Sasanti Puri Ardin, Anak Agung Ivan W.B together with more than 200 volunteers and supporters including our partners Jenggala Keramik and Balai Teknologi Industri Kreatif Keramik. The Coral Wall is set to be unveiled in 2018.