Undersea Garden #853

Undersea Garden, Ghost Net -  artwork by Emily Miller
 Undersea Garden, Ghost Net -  artwork by Emily Miller
 Undersea Garden, Ghost Net -  artwork by Emily Miller
 Undersea Garden, Ghost Net -  artwork by Emily Miller
 Undersea Garden, Ghost Net -  artwork by Emily Miller
 Undersea Garden, Ghost Net -  artwork by Emily Miller
 Undersea Garden, Ghost Net -  artwork by Emily Miller

Video conversation in collaboration with Shelby Silver:



A collaborative installation with Shelby Silver created from plastic marine debris. 17 of my Ghost Net Baskets are included in this installation, ranging from 3" to 30" high.
Undersea Garden was unveiled at the "Arts and Activism" virtual sustainability symposium hosted by Greater Portland Sustainability Education Network (GPSEN) on May 29, 2020.

Thanks to everyone who attended! A full recording of the Symposium is available here.

The Undersea Garden sculptural installation suggests a thriving colony of undersea life, reminiscent of a larger-than-life coral reef or deep ocean vent. The artwork is created entirely with plastic marine debris and reclaimed fishing gear, including “ghost net” lost at sea as well as responsibly recycled materials from local fisheries.

In Undersea Garden, artists Emily Miller and Shelby Silver present their work together in a powerful collaboration where each artist’s individual work enriches and amplifies the other. This collective environment reflects their shared belief that collaboration is key to sustainability and stewardship.

Reclaimed fishing gear, 2020

10' x 10' x 8'